There are but a handful of digital magazines that really catch my eye. The Selby is one of them.
Years ago fashion and interior photographer Todd Selby began taking portraits of dynamic and creative people—authors, musicians, artists, and designers—in their home environments and posting them on his website. Nosey by nature, he wanted to see how personal style was reflected in private spaces. That is the idea behind one of his first print publications in 2010, The Selby Is In Your Place. He found his answer in the colour-rich and eclectic quarters of a diverse group of subjects, including Simon Doonan and Jonathan Adler, Faris Rotter, Andre Walker, and Olivier Zahm, in New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Tokyo, Sydney, and London. Each profile is accompanied by Selby’s watercolour portraits of the subjects and objects in their private homes–and illustrated questionnaires, which Selby asks each sitter to fill in. The result is a collection of unique spaces bursting with energy and personality that together create a colourful hodgepodge of inspirational interiors.
The next installment in the bestselling ‘Selby’ series, Fashionable Selby (2014) explores the kaleidoscopic world of fashion, featuring profiles of today’s most interesting designers, stylists, haberdashers, models, shoemakers, and more. The subjects include a mix of the avant-garde, the traditional, the must-haves and the totally unexpected. Chapters on individual artists bring readers inside their studios, workshops, and homes, and include Selby’s signature photographs and watercolours of not only the artists and their environments, but also the things that inspire them, the materials they use, their creative process, the people who work alongside them, and the final pieces. From the showroom of one of the Antwerp Six to the studios of Central St. Martins in London to a punk knitter in Brooklyn, Selby captures a smart handful of fashion’s biggest names, rising stars, and best-kept secrets.
Staying true to his trademark style, he recently met up with fashion designer Andrea Pompilio and there it is: Pompilio’s honest answer to Selby’s gracious and unstoppable curiosity.
To read more about Andrea Pompilio from my reviews, click here.
[Photograph: The Selby]
|| Inspiration ||
The 1986 hit-single “Misfit” by English pop sensation Curiosity Killed The Cat.
Video by Andy Warhol.