22 February 2011

Fashion Look Book from 1936-37

I had always wanted to 'do' something with this stunning collection of drawings by my father when he worked at a studio in Bond Street in around 1936-37. The originals will eventually be mounted and framed and then displayed on a suitable wall, but now I hope the digital versions can be appreciated by others.

The dresses were draped over a tailor's dummy, and then my father had to draw in the models wearing them. He used a mix of pen and ink, and brush, and the results were used for fashion catalogues of the day.

I would love to find any remaining examples of the catalogues, or indeed any information relating to the designers.

The link above takes you to a slide show, but downloadable versions can be found on my Flickr photostream.

06 February 2011

360 degree panoramas from Summer 1999

We had great fun when a friend and colleague from North Carolina visited in the Summer of 1999 and we took off around London with a tripod and a digital camera to make some 360 degree panorama views. Unfortunately, we never got around to completing them, until now.

The complete collection can be found on the Photosynth website. Views of Trafalgar Square, Greenwich Park and the Tower of London can be found on my website.