Self-Isolation Project

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The UK is now officially in ‘lockdown mode’, although Ingrid and I have been self-isolating as much as possible for almost three weeks, now, with only trips to grocery stores, pharmacy and garage. We are very fortunate in living in the country, away from crowds yet surprisingly well served via nearby small towns. And two of our kids (!) live …

Sharpness is a Bourgeois Concept

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‘Helmut Newton finally saw Cartier-Bresson again last year, when Vanity Fair asked Cartier-Bresson to shoot a portrait of Newton for a portfolio by photographers older than 80. Cartier-Bresson invited Newton and his wife, June (known by her nom de camera, Alice Springs), for lunch at his flat in the rue de Rivoli. (‘It was delicious. Henri has the most marvellous …