Thursday, 23 December 2010

Merry Christmas

Saw these shady characters in Hyde Park not so long ago.
Merry Christmas!

Off to Venice!

Well I'm off to Venice for Christmas. Had enough of Christmas mania. Have fun.

British Library

I saw an awesome exhibition at the British Library the other day about the English Language. It was so interesting I ended up staying for about 3 hours and reading everything. But it also looked pretty good, I liked these awesome flag posters (apologies for the rubbish images, I was trying to be covert). It's meant to read "Don't lag, follow your flag".

Paris type


Vivian Maier

This has been doing the rounds on the web recently, but it is truly worthy of all the hype. A chap called John Maloof bought a box of negatives and undeveloped film at an auction. After showing it to a few photographers who all said he'd stumbled upon something important, he decided to google her. It turned out that she'd died recently so unfortunately no one knows much about her. She was a French nanny in Chicago and would roam the streets on her days off taking photos. She was an amateur photographer and never showed her work to anyone in her lifetime. But her work shows something really special, on a parr with any internationally renowned street photographer. Her story and that of how her work came to be found is pretty epic (almost sounds like the plot to a movie), but her work is really something else. Maloof is slowly working his way through over 10,000 negatives and documenting them all on this blog:

diesel windows

Spied these beauties in covent garden the other day.
I had a dream about knitting with broom stick handles once.
I think it would be very satisfying. The knitted window looks lush, I want to sleep in it!

all i want for christmas...

reverting to type

I went to this most excellent exhibition at standpoint gallery in shoreditch the other day.
I was all a fluster! I guess I am a true letterpress geek because I was nearly jumping up and down with excitement! Anyway it was curated by Graham Bignell of New North Press and Mr. Richard Ardagh of Elephants graveyard, who I will hopefully be working with next year. Good Stuff!

Sunday, 5 December 2010


I'm off to Paris tomorrow! I'm so excited, I've never been before! I will hopefully get lots of photos and things to post here for when I get back. Although I doubt any of my photos will be half as lovely as this. Click on the link to see the rest of Emilie's gorgeous photostream.