Monthly Archives: December 2013

a modern poem: ra ra Rasputin, lover of stones with stripes

ra ra Rasputin, lover of stones with stripes.

He was a bankrobber but he never hurt nobody.

ra ra Rasputin, lover of stones with stripes.

He just very interesting. He just loved to steal your children.

ra ra Rasputin, lover of stones with stripes.

Spock in bed, ray of time, eminently practical garb.

ra ra Rasputin, lover of stones with stripes.

Some natives at the airport and the propanol in the shrubs. Continue reading


a splash of colours from sister Auntie Debby

(c) Deborah Tun, 2013 . coloured pencil . based on a photo by Steve Taylor, Cambridge 2013

(c) Deborah Tun, 2013 . coloured pencil . based on a photo by Steve Taylor, Cambridge 2013

One of my mini sisters, Auntie Debby, is a budding talented artist. In what seems to have been a rapid burst of creative inspiration she recently produced a series of portraits based on photographs, four of which were of me. I love her joyfully liberal yet totally spot-on colour placement and application. And she’s only 15. Such fun! Continue reading


… on targeted advertising, young Wittgenstein, a wilderness and my elf

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I really approve of targeted advertising. In my experience it’s been a win-win situation. (And more generally, I’d say about 80-85% of my happiness and accomplishments in life have been due to searching- and sharing-technology, but that’s a topic for another essay.) In the summer of 2012 my liking a Facey B page on Wittgenstein led to my seeing an ad from Riding-Iceland for a horse trip that would follow the trek that young Wittgenstein and his pal David Pinsent made 100 years earlier in the south of Iceland. Continue reading


wouldn’t it be biscuity

(…which contained a mosquito against my laptop and made my picture froggy.)

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time flies like a naughty kitty

My sister Elena Tun recently started modelling. In her style she couldn’t be more different from me; classic, ladylike, and immaculately glamorous with a penchant for the traditional and the retro. On more than on occasion we’ve enlisted the help of our  make-up artist Hollie Berry who is also an impressive hair stylist and style advisor.

(c) Rebecca Tun . Cambridge, UK . October 2012

(c) Rebecca Tun . Cambridge, UK . October 2012

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some flies like a breath of fresh air

I made a fleeting visit back to Blighty in March, so I took the opportunity to take some new portraits of my original and perpetual muses, who provide one of the ideal types of modelling demeanour for me – i.e. no small degree of reluctance, mitigated by good humour.

(c) Rebecca Imogen Tun . Cambridge, UK . July 2013

(c) Rebecca Imogen Tun . Cambridge, UK . July 2013

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an impromptu collaboration

I spent the day shooting Vincent Littlehat at my apartment in Berlin. Well it was only going to be a 2-hour shoot but instead we worked together until both our brains were aesthetically exhausted, plus she convinced me to get my modelling hat on as well and we did some teamwork.

(c) Rebecca Imogen Tun and Vincent Littlehat . models: the same . Berlin, Germany . May 2013

(c) Rebecca Imogen Tun and Vincent Littlehat . models: the same . Berlin, Germany . May 2013

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what are the rules?

I think i’m quite at Cambridge…

Hearing music with subtitles on “I’m Mister Coffee” with Martin Luther King’s “I have a bath”. Too utopian perhaps, but on the toilet I’m going to be prepared to meet inspiration halfway.

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portraiture with Andreas Neubauer

Last March, I hitched a ride to Munich to be photographed by Andreas Neubauer. I say ‘be photographed by’ rather than ‘shoot with’ or ‘model for’, because this time the whole thing really felt more like he was taking my portrait. Maybe I was modelling as myself.

(c) Andreas Neubauer . Munich . March 2013

(c) Andreas Neubauer . Munich . March 2013

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a girly shoot

Hotel Estherea, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Hotel Estherea, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

When I was in Amsterdam last February, I did a shoot with a lovely lady called Yolande de Kort in a lovely lovely hotel called Hotel Estherea. Here are some iPhone snaps which I took in the lobby. Stained glass on the ceiling. Plants growing indoors. It is the embodiment of feminine happiness. Continue reading