a world of glass

It would be easy to fire off a quick succession of clichés when writing about this exhibition. Magical. Enchanting. Mesmerising. Fantastical scenes within a darkened room filled with the fairytale tinkling of chimes. But that would be misleading. For although it is true that these adjectives spring to mind upon visiting ‘A World of Glass’, … Continue reading

Andrey Tarkovsky : Polaroids

Low light trickling through the skeletal remains of trees, final leaves yet to scatter. Shadows. Reaching, stretching, distorting. Resultants of long golden beams, late afternoon sunsets. Thick fog. Transient mists. Blankets of grey. Preparation for walking on the Heath which was to involve that sandwich coincided with my discovery of Andrey Tarkovsky’s polaroids. Considered by … Continue reading

‘Where Children Sleep’

IF someone asked you to describe the bedroom from your childhood, what would you say? Was it strewn with toys? Plastered with posters? Were you holed up in a box room? Or sharing with siblings? Perhaps you didn’t ever stay in one home long enough to truly put a mark on your own space? Whatever you picture … Continue reading

pooches for perusal

The world of vintage photography has always had the potential to amaze and bemuse. Experimental image-making combined with a childlike desire to dress-up before the camera and play make-believe has ensured that the legacy from those early days is dappled with some very strange goings on. And the contents of ‘Photography Going to the Dogs’ proves to be … Continue reading

colour it in

LETS turn the clocks back to a time when idle colouring in was a valid past-time. Get back in touch with your inner Big Kid and put crayon or paint brush to photograph. Whether it’s playful squiggles or a pre-planned masterpiece, you never know when your little coloured in artworks may come in handy as an impromptu present or … Continue reading

most wanted: The Endless City

ALTHOUGH described as an essential tool for everyone involved in urban planning and development, I would like to think (from snippets I’ve seen on Phaidon’s website) that this book’s appeal is actually far more widespread. With powerful graphics and spectacular photographs  ‘The Endless City: An authoritative and visually rich survey of the contemporary city‘ is sure to capture the attention of many … Continue reading

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