Yesterday I spent the day at the MFA with a friend. I've been wanting to check out the Herb Ritts exhibit before it leaves and finally had a day to squeeze it in. We also went to the Hokusai and Da Vinci sketch exhibits which were both incredible (keep on scrollin' for a few snaps from those). The Herb Ritts photos really blew me away. In case you don't know about him, Ritts was a fashion photographer during the 80s and 90s known for photographing some of the most famous supermodels including Naomi Campbell and Cindy Crawford.
The compositions he was able to capture are so bold, rich and insanely beautiful. You may not think it's possible with a photography exhibit (which I highly disagree with) but anyone can plainly see why his images are hanging on the walls. I desperately wanted to snatch one off the wall and run off with it but alas...
The Ritts exhibit is on view until November 2015 so I highly suggest you check it out if fashion photography interests you.
Now onto some photos from the Hokusai exhibit...
I loved the botanical prints. So gorgeous!
I loved how they showed the whole process of the key block color block printing process, step by step. Being a printmaker myself, I even still get confused about how this technique works, so it was nice to see they laid it all out for viewers.
After all that museum going, we were in need of some serious food. Sofra is on the way home so we swung by for some Middle Eastern fare. I've posted on it before (see here)-- they have great falafel and I just love the atmosphere inside with layers of carpets and awesome pillows. Always worth a visit. All in all a great day!