I've been anxiously awaiting this book from photographer Miguel Flores Vianna. Appropriately, Vianna named it, Haute Bohemians, as he's divined with his crystal clear lens today's interiors that defy the slightest whip of trend or kitsch.
These rooms, through this wonderful book, will remain long after trends are gone and forgotten.
Miguel could be considered a happy wanderer-the book finds him traversing four continents to find Alexander Twombly's Italian farmhouse, Madison Cox's 1930's Tangier house, Carolina Irving's Paris apartment, & to the Hudson River Valley cottage of Marian McEvoy. There are twenty interiors in all with each one totally unique.
Authentic is a word batted around incessantly these days to the point that we sometimes wonder if it's lost its meaning.
Haute Bohemians renews our belief in the word.
Carolina Irivng~ Paris
Vianna an elegant, yet down to earth man, introduces each of his Haute Bohemians with brief but insightful storytelling, giving us a glimpse of the inhabitants living their bohemian lives. Cleverly, Miguel hasn't photographed any of these haute inhabitants-we see them through his prose, but more importantly through his keen and magical eye.
Madison Cox~ Tangier
Never styled-at least not so that we know-the rooms appear to be captured as if someone just walked through, the faint presence of its creator. That's no coincidence, it's all just part of Miguel's genius.
Alexander Twombly~ Italy
"...It is the geography of a life, that renders them unforgettable because they, like unforgiving mirrors, reflect who their owners are in a most personal way. They are like maps of their desires and like images of how they see themselves. All the houses in these pages are poetry."
Marian McEvoy~ Hudson River Valley
And should you begin your quest for finding what makes your interiors tick...Haute Bohemians gives hours of inspiration, and pages for study.
Individualism is the underlying message from Vianna. This book might just make you get up and start moving things around, pulling things out, and celebrate your creative mess.
There's an Art to it of course, and that's what makes Haute Bohemians so remarkable.
all photographs are from Miguel Flores Vianna and used with permission
thank you Vendome Press for this wonderful book!