Reading Raves: Red Riding Hood Photography

Ranting & raving is something I do periodically on this blog. Look for the “rants and raves” category for past rants and raves.

When I was looking for Little Red Riding Hood pictures last week I was overwhelmed by how MANY they were. These are ones from photoshoots based on fairytales.

Eugenio Recuenco


Into the Woods: US Vogue Sept 2009.

Photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott via Persephone Reads
(do click the link, lots MORE of this one)


Dakota Fanning in Vanity Fair, Jan 2007. Photographed by Karl Lagerfeld
(link has huge images)


Eva Mendes for the 2008 Campari Calendar


Jade Rodan from America’s Next Top Model, Cycle 6:”The Girl That Kissed the Roach”

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Reading Raves: Red Riding Hood Illustrations

Ranting & raving is something I do periodically on this blog. Look for the “rants and raves” category for past rants and raves.

I cannot BELIEVE how many pictures of Little Red Riding Hood there are online! I could do TWO posts about it. Actually… I think I will.

Walter Crane

“Red Riding Hood” (1865) by John Everett Millais



German Post, 1962

Tyler Garrison

George Sheridan Knowles

James Sant

Paul Woodroffe

Jesse Willcox Smith

Vanessa Elms

Warwick Goble

American McGee concept art (Luis Melo)

American McGee concept art (Ken Wong)

Nao-Tukiji Saikusa

[many many more images!]

Reading Raves: Beauty and the Beast Illustrations

Ranting & raving is something I do periodically on this blog. Look for the “rants and raves” category for past rants and raves.

I finished Beastly and I’m writing up a review for it, but because I’m visiting my parents I keep getting interrupted mid-thought (hmm).  So while I edit my review here’s some lovely Beauty and the Beast inspired images that I found online.



Angela Barrett



Annie Leibovitz for Vogue Magazine (via Once Upon a Blog)


Rebecca Guay


ertacaltinoz


Marianna Mayer


Allen Williams


George Barr


Eugenio Recuenco


Hilary Knight


Anne Grahame Johnstone

Reading Raves: Alice in Wonderland Illustrations

Ranting & raving is something I do periodically on this blog. Look for the “rants and raves” category for past rants and raves.

I love illustrations for Alice In Wonderland. I remembered a livejournal community I used to watch (storybookalice) and spent some time happily looking at pretty pictures today. Wonderous whimsy.

Kim Minji

Sergey Tyukanov

jjh371

Alison Jay

Ester Garcia Cortes

Angel Dominquez

Art Forms in Nature by Ernst Haeckel

And now a different kind of book from what I usually blog about. Actually I am a little bit in love with collecting art books so I thought I'd post about some art books I've been drooling over and which would make good christmas/hanukkah gifts for science geeks/illustration lovers/art students.

Ernst Haeckel is a big name in biology. According to wikipedia he named thousands of new species and "coined many terms in biology, including phylum, phylogeny, ecology and the kingdom Protista". He also was an artist and his book "Kunstformen der Natur, "Artforms of Nature") has over 100 detailed pictures of animals, especially sea creatures. Even if you aren't into biology – it's gorgeous.

I am not sure how I came upon this book. I think it was random surfing from one blog to a site about bird illustration to googling Haeckel to some other website to looking it up on amazon. Anyway, somewhere in there, I stumbled upon a german site which had a lot of his illustrations scanned and viewable as jpgs along with a pdf file which I think is the whole book in german. Then, randomly a day or so after finding out it was on Amazon (see link to the left), I found this book at anthropologie of all places, and I was surprised because all the illustrations are very nicely done in glossy paper and they are all in one place after a nice introduction about Haeckel and his life, but also the book itself is also a little oversized, which is good - you can really see the detail in the pictures. It shall be mine.

P.S. For more biological books online (including Haeckel's) go to www.biolab.de where you can find cool stuff like this.

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