So, not too long ago the director of Ecosse d’oc in St Laurent de la Cabrerisse came to look at my “Faded Stars” series. Very happy to say he liked them and asked my to do 10 pieces for a group show in August.
I researched female film stars from France around the 1920’s – 50’s and photographed street scenes from a film of vintage Paris to use as background. Worked non stop and produced all 10 images – here’s one I did earlier …
But that’s not the good news …. he came back over from France to collect my and another artists work – and he love my pieces so much Im no longer in the group show – I now have my own solo show in June – so I’m busy making another 15 images.
So, I got this email ….
I’m the editor for a new book on creative people and their processes titled Great Minds Don’t Think Alike. The book consists of 56 short essays each about a different person, accompanied by an illustration on the facing page.
The book’s illustrators came across the photo on your 2008 blog post for Contemporary Art ETC about meeting Tracey Emin and want to use it as part of the illustration for the piece on Emin. I’m not 100% sure that the photo belongs to you, but I’m hoping you can advise if not – and if so I would be grateful if you would give us permission to use it in the book.
And yes it is my photo – search my blog for Emin to read my review – I interviewed her prior to her retrospective exhibition in Edinburgh.