Listen up!

Fashion photographer David Bailey is coming to the William Morris Gallery!

© David Bailey

Book your ticket now to hear him talk to Sandy Nairne, director of the National Portrait Gallery, about his life and work.

13th March 2013, 19:30 – 21:00

Tickets: £12 each, booking required

At the William Morris Gallery, Walthamstow.

Click here for details on the gallery’s website.

Blunt humour

Recently I was lucky enough to delve into the photography archives at the Courtauld Institute.

Amongst many amazing collections and individual prints, I came across this beautiful image of Sir Anthony Blunt, director of the Courtauld Institute (1947-74) and, incidentally, Soviet spy. This picture was taken in around 1970 in the ‘leaning house’ of Bomarzo Park, near Rome. I love how, in a moment of humour, Blunt doubles as a measure of scale and angle for the camera.

Image © Courtauld Institute of Art, London