Saturday, 21 January 2012

The women, I mean, are not refined

I don't know what this title means, but here is a review of Woman's World by Modern Review.

Friday, 20 January 2012

Party Boy

I came across this picture the other day. I took it in 1998 during the 'party scene' shoot for my book, Diary Of An Amateur Photographer. It was supposed to look like it had been taken in 1959. The boy, as he was then, is Nick Wager, a friend of a friend who came in for the afternoon as one of the models. I think he was 14 at the time so he'd be about 28 now. When the picture I wanted was taken and everyone else had wandered away from the little set I'd built, Nick was left sitting there on his own with his orange squash and cheese on a stick so I took this picture of him. It was never used in the book, but I rather like it.

Monday, 2 January 2012

Emblem Of My Work

To celebrate the 250th anniversary of Sterne's marbled page in Volume III of Tristram Shandy, which Sterne described as 'the motly emblem of my work', 169 artists and writers were invited to design the Emblem of their own work. Each contributor donated the result for an exhibition and auction to raise funds for the Laurence Sterne Trust. Here is my effort. 
I have a big cabinet full of old magazines I use for collage. I counted 169 magazines down from the top of the pile and 169 up from the bottom, then chose sections from the front cover of one (a 1944 Illustrated) and the back cover of the other (a 1952 Picture Post) to make the two sections of this motley picture."