Tuesday, April 7, 2009

The Journey is the Destination

Dan Eldon was born in London on 18 September 1970. When he was seven years old, Eldon and his three-year-old sister Amy moved to Nairobi, Kenya with their parents, Kathy and Mike Eldon. While he worked as a photojournalist, he is most well know for his private journals. Throughout his lifetime he compiled these incredibly detailed, passionate and intimate journals. They are so incredibly vivid and alive each page like a beating heart ripped from the chest. Filled with photographs, bus tickets, newspaper clippings and postcards. Eldon lived a tragically short live, he and his three colleagues were stoned to death by an angry mob in Mogadishu.

While this is not exactly fashion related I wanted to write about one of my favorite and most inspiration artists. Dan Eldon had such a fierce passion for life and a wonderful sense of humor. His most vivid early memory of Kenya was a confrontation with a baboon who snatched his chocolate mousse and scratched Dan’s arm, leaving him with a healthy respect for baboons and a craving for chocolate mousse. Eldon's collages and photographs are so indicative of being at an incredible corner of the world and an incredible time.

xx til next,

1 comment:

Julie_Gong said...

he too is a favorite of mine