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Books and Blooms

In Uncategorized on May 4, 2013 at 2:29 pm

On Thursday evening I went to The Photographer’s Gallery for Jane Hilton’s book signing ( the home Jane shares with her husband Nick Lee and their son Johnny featured in the April 27th issue of The Times Magazine). Jane was signing copies of Precious, her book of images taken in the legal brothels of Nevada. It was busy but among the throng I bumped in to Harry Hardie formerly of the Times Mag Picture desk now founder and director of  Here, a company that publishes, exhibits, teaches and supports photography. Also there was Krishna Seth who until recently was Photo Editor at the Telegraph, but with whom I worked a number of years ago when I was Interiors and Fashion editor on the Sunday Express Magazine, so it was a fun reunion.

Jane Hilton signing one of her books at The Photographers Gallery

Jane Hilton signing one of her books at The Photographers Gallery

On Friday it was off to Notting  Hill where the main road is closed for urgent repairs to a large subterranean hole, it was eerily quiet coming out of the tube station, because of the lack of traffic. Walking down the road to a meeting at Michaelis Boyd Architects I had to stop and take in the wonderful view of a street lined with white blossom

Blossom lined street in Notting Hill

Blossom lined street in Notting Hill

I went to talk to Alex Michaelis and Tim Boyd about a house we are going to photograph next week; they had done extensive design work on it, but we also ended up talking about their new dining table and chair project, recently launched in Milan, and a charity scheme in Nepal where they have designed a home for ex Gurkha soldiers. They had just flown in from overseeing the final stages of building, but both seemed as fresh as daises, or even the blossom in the street outside.

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