"In April 2010, for the jubilee 25th International Festival, Dries Van Noten was invited to preside as president of the jury for fashion. During his time at Hyères he had the opportunity to visit the exhibits of the photographer finalists competing in the festival. It was then that Dries encountered the work of James Reeve, and particularly his work Lightscapes, for the first time. The night has intrigued and inspired James for many years and in the past he has experimented with the traditional technique of shooting very long exposures, to embrace the unique characteristics given to landscapes by the moon and artificial city lights. Working on Lightscapes, he has been exploring the night in a new way, stripping away conventional visual references to focus not on the landscape itself but on the vivid scars of light that pierce the darkness."
-Dries Van Noten SS12 'Lightscapes' lookbook

I was very lucky to see this exhibition in Paris and I couldn't stop thinking about the first photograph for days after we left. If only I could have taken the light box version back home with me...

Thankyou Elise for the Dries Van Noten SS12 lookbooks, and speaking of lovely things Elise is just about to launch her new candle range, Maison Balzac. Can't wait!

All photographs by me