Moody Monday : Creative Duos and Japan.
My mind has been swirling around romance and lucky for that, I’m going to catch a screening of Haruki Murakami’s Norwegian Wood. A fantastic film it seems like, which will undoubtedly cover subjects like love, romance and following your heart. Although it might seem inappropriate to be watching a Japanese film right now that depicts such beauty, when chaos and destruction are wrecking their beautiful country, what a better way to support their economy and culture.
Like I said, I have no idea what’s been making me think of romance so much lately. It all started last night while I was listening to one of my favorite vocalists, Priscilla Ahn. Her voice and music always carries me to a place of peace and daydream. This state started me thinking about the difference between being someone’s best friend and lover. How often is it that we find both qualities in one person and when do we look somewhere else to fill that void. I find myself incredibly lucky to have found that in one person, although things are never perfect, but I sometimes look at other couples and wonder if they are fulfilled when they don’t have the all-in-one package.
This in turn, started me thinking on couple collaborations. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to be able to work with your significant other on a project that you both felt passionate about? I think it’s a rare thing to be able to be able to capture.
In the arts, creative collaborations between couples are often intertwined with romance. Work projects bring couples together and in some cases the relationship lasts and in others it all falls apart when people move onto a new job. Lots of creative / romantic partnerships often end in divorce / disaster, there’s no denying that when there are two powerhouses in a relationship, it makes things more interesting. One often wonders what really goes on in these people’s lives and though I condone all breach of privacy, I’m not going to deny personal intrigue.
In the following photo shoots check out some fascinating creative duos and let your imagination reign free…
OLIVIA WILDE & TAO RUSPOLI
Their relationship may have ended a month ago, but the private couple shared almost a good ten years of marriage. Olivia an actress and model was often used as her husband/photographer’s subject. What intrigues me about this relationship is how young they were when they met and married and of course the fact that Ruspoli comes from a Royal Background.
SAM MENDES & KATE WINSLET
It doesn’t surprise me that these two got married, with the amount of love they have both for theater and film. Unfortunately their marriage did not last, but things have to run their course I guess. What is really disconcerting is the color of Kate Winslet’s hair.
BRAD PITT & ANGELINA JOLIE
Come on people! Don’t tell me you’re not dying to just find out what find out what goes down in the Jolie-Pitt household. Though we will probably never know until those gorgeous kids of theirs grows up and gives a proper interview, photographer Steven Klein gives us an idea. As if!
ANDREW UPTON & CATE BLANCHETT
These two are truly an amazing couple both artistically and personally. I love how they keep their private life private yet manage to collaborate artistically on project again and again with massive success. Though I would probably say he is the luckiest man alive to have such a beautiful and talented wife, he seems to know it already and she seems to appreciate him for who he is.