Photography (Alot! of photography!) and a strange love with art and design.
I bought Remembering Grace cautiously, as of course I was more interested in the work of Howell Conant than I was her. She is a woman I have never known much about but for some reason had always recognised the name. After opening this book and reading it cover to cover in one sitting I have realised that she was (and due to her career still remains) a beautifully fascinating woman. And Howell Conant’s work of course didn’t disappoint as always it is amazing to see and get lost in his images. Especially those of Grace Kelly. I cannot stop picking this book back up just to have a leaf through the pages. Breathtaking.
Rebecca Smith, Collections Assistant, National Media Museum
These images date from early 1896, merely a couple of months after Wilhelm Röntgen announced his discovery of X-rays. The announcement caused a stir amongst scientists, and a craze for the new technology amongst the general public.
Josef Maria Eder and Eduard Valenta published a portfolio Versuche über Photographie mittelst der Röntgen’schen Strahlen containing 15 photogravures and an accompanying essay - we have a complete example of this portfolio in the National Photography Collection.
I can’t concentrate on anything just now. The dream is getting closer. Its right there. I can almost touch it. But now its just a waiting game. Just sitting waiting for the phone to ring. For an e-mail to come through. It’s not even lunch time yet. It might not even be today. It might not even happen. I don’t enjoy the wait.
I suppose, or rather I know that my main obsessions/influences within the photographic world are war and fashion. Or perhaps fashion and war. They are such odd things to pair together yet at the same time seem to fit perfectly naturally. We live in a strange world. A world caught in time. Caught in stills. Forever preserved on little bits of paper.