Up on English Wedding Blog today

You probably already know that I have a massive soft spot for the English Wedding blog, which is one of the best, most beautiful blogs on weddings that there are. Claire Gould has writing in her dna – not only does she write a wonderful blog, she is also a first class calligrapher, and she […]

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An Azure Date

Every year I go and see family on the Cote d’Azur, and I love it – the light, the colours, the lazy villas and the turquoise pools. This year I couldn’t go, sadly. But funnily enough the South of France came to me in various forms over the last few days. So here is a […]

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Inspiration, music and Vermeer

Music inspires me to make art. There’s nothing like it for getting the creative juices flowing. So I was curious to see the exhibition at the National Gallery, “Vermeer and Music: The Art of Love and Leisure”.¬†http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/vermeer-and-music/*/tab/4    For Vermeer, music represented the fleeting nature of life. In 17th century Netherlands, long before music could be recorded, […]

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Queensberry

So, you’ve heard me rave about Queensberry before. They make the most beautiful, magical albums known to mankind. They are like those magic books you read about in fairy stories – the Rolls Royce of the album making industry. Anyway, they have started an affiliates programme whereby I display a little ad of theirs on […]

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Girl At Work

The lovely Kat Forsyth¬†sneaked these photos of me while I was at work. She’s clever, that Kat! By the way, I am aware that my elbow is breaking the “rules” of how to hold a camera in the first shot. I’ve been a photographer since I was 14. When there’s enough light sometimes it’s just […]

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The First Look

Tonight I’m excited because today I booked in a lovely bride who wants a ‘First Look’ shoot.A First Look, in case you are wondering, is where the bride and groom first see each other before the wedding. It is an American tradition, and it means that they get to spend a little time together right […]

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Come into the Garden of Ninfa…

Some say it is the most romantic garden in the world. The strange, lost, paradisical garden of Ninfa. Once a Medieval village that was deserted and has remained a ruin so well preserved that it gives a perfect idea of how a Medieval Italian village would have been. Since then it has been transformed into […]

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With Fiona Rukschio of the Fiona project

With Fiona Rukschio (left) of the Fiona project. My new friend and a fellow artist. She is travelling the world rounding up Fionas and photographing them. Really I think the new way forward with portraiture is to photograph people at this angle.

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