The V and A houses a public collection of prints and drawings of every kind imagineable from old master drawings to photographs, playing cards, fashion plates and wallpapers. You have to select what you want to see from the collection http://collections.vam.ac.uk/and book in advance. The behind-the-scenes route up to the study room of v and a is a treat alone (pictured)
The Princess Louise, was a Victorian Gin Palace, with mirror and tiles galore, segregated seating and extraordinary urinals. With pints of beer just over £2 you're laughing. It gets packed so we come for a lunchtime pint.
I'm an artist/ photographer based in London and Mumbai.
I'm Interested in history, current affairs and cultural identity. I'm inspired by my immediate surroundings.
I travel a lot and always make work in the places I visit. I often turn my attention towards architecture in order to examine the identity of the places I visit.
I work intuitively in a documentary manner as it allows me more in depth involvement with my subject. I only use film/analogue processes, mainly mediaum and large formats. These are preferred as they are more precise and slower and aenable me to take time over the composition, to produce a more thoughtful and deliberate image, as compared with the snapshot/hit and run type of photography.
Art Director of Little White Lies Magazine and Illustrator, Laurène Boglio also loves making quirky animated black and white gifs. She loves 0.38 and 0.5mm black Muji pen.
Photo credit: Pete Davies. petergdavies.com