Very smart development by Grosvenor, the past 6 months I have shot jobs in just about very great Crescent in London and got me thinking about a book, does any know of any such book. Grosvenor Crescent
I have been working with Mr. Newbold for quite a few years now, Tim is always looking for the next thing and a way to be creative at the same time. So he has come up with a simple new approach to side tables, he has a range to suit most contemporary styles with a touch of period as well. His new website will be up soon, so if you are a writer/blogger I would give him a buzz before it goes public. More info from email@example.com
Shooting a smart apartment in Portland Place lovely overlooking view of broadcasting house, could resist opening a window and taking a shot or two, all day I kept thinking about how many famous people had stood on that balcony as well how great the old place is. Looking through the windows I wondered how many other struggles are going on inside, being someone that travels with my work, its always reassuring to get into a hotel room and see the beeb on the TV, I hope they get through their storm and continue with the great output. To complete things a just before I left, a little frame at night of Nash church All Souls built to take ones eye after looking up Regent Street, it is noted for being the last surviving church by John Nash. The building was completed in December 1823 at a final cost of £18,323-10s-5d.
Not content with curating a museum-quality art collection in her own home, Valeria Napoleone has created an art cookbook
The art world is full of thin, stylish women, and Valeria Napoleone is no exception. But sitting in her huge, light-filled apartment, dressed in Miu Miu and Issey Miyake, and surrounded by her collection of contemporary art, Napoleone is waxing lyrical about…lasagne. And lentil soup. And tiramisu. Famous in the art world for her dinner parties, it is her passion for cooking, combined with her love of art, that has led her to write a cookbook with a difference – part family recipes, part coffee-table art book filled with images of work by 49 of her favourite artists.
They were designed by John Nash, and built by James Burton in 1825 and are some of the best of the Regent period. When the leases expired in 1811 the Prince Regent (later King George IV) commissioned architect John Nash to create a masterplan for the area. Nash originally envisaged a palace for the Prince and a number of grand detached villas for his friends, but when this was put into action from 1818 onwards, the palace and most of the villas were dropped. However, most of the proposed terraces of houses around the fringes of the park were built. Nash did not complete all the detailed designs himself; in some instances, completion was left in the hands of other architects such as the young Decimus Burton. The Regent Park scheme was integrated with other schemes built for the Prince Regent by Nash, including Regent Street and Carlton House Terrace in a grand sweep of town planning stretching from St. James’s Park to Parliament Hill. The park was first opened to the general public in 1835, initially for two days a week. Below is a taster of a project that I have been shooting through its renovation.
Lancaster Gate is big grand development by Northacre on the North side of Hyde Park. Helen Green Design have just completed very large apartment and it was the first hue project that I have shot for them since Helen’s sad death, I think the lady would have approved of her teams work, it must be very hard to follow in the steps of someone with such a large presence within a company. www.thelancastershydepark.com, www.helengreendesign.com
A few off camera moments from a shoot last week in Switzerland and now just when there’s a little bit of late summer sun, we are in the Bat cave processing away, no worries best part of a week in the Alps wasn’t to bad.
I normally post a selection of images from my new work but with all the trips to the hospital lately I have not been posting but I am happy to say that my wife’s treatment is going along very positivity and I can now get back to posting more often.
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