julia margaret cameron

its always a pleasure to see original film prints – i love the romantic soft focus portraits by Julia Margaret Cameron – especially her group photos of pretty little children and madonna styled females.  its a free exhibition at the v & a on til February 2016.  i rushed home, took out my hasselblad camera and put in a film;  i then showed my son a contact sheet who had never seen a real film one before!  there is no doubt that digital is getting better and better, but there is still something special about seeing a film contact sheet!

another exhibition on is ‘the fabric of india’ – a beautifully curated display of fabrics, saris and prints all made in india – some are a few hundred years old, some from the present day – but the workmanship and beauty is outstanding. this ends at the beginning of January so get there soon.



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