If you could?
Each year, for the past three years, London design studio HudsonBec has invited contemporary image-makers to respond to the question ? ?If you could do anything tomorrow, what would it be?? 2008?s image-makers were a carefully chosen group which included the likes of Genevieve Gauckler, Kate Moross, Luke Best and Rob Ryan and each month two of them – one established and one emerging – were invited to create a poster. These two-colour limited edition screenprints were only available to buy from the If You Could website and were only available for one month. In December, an exhibition of each month?s prints was on display at the Kemistry Gallery, London and the highly sought after number 1 prints of every piece were available to buy framed as part of a silent auction.
Eamonn McCabe?s photographic work is featured each Saturday in the Guardian, his photos show the working environments of novelists, biographers, playwrights and poets. Last month a selection of photographs of writers? rooms went on display at Madison Contemporary Art, London. Prints included Will Self?s room, Ian Rankin?s and Beryl Bainbridge?s and each of these personal spaces gave you an insight into the writer?s life. ?I have always enjoyed photographing loners,? writes McCabe. ? When I was covering sport it was boxers in their gyms. Now I?m older, I enjoy photographing writers, poets and artists. The one thing they all have in common is that they work alone.? More information can be found at www.madisonlondon.com
London Short Film Festival 2009
This year?s London Short Film Festival had a programme that catered for everyone. Whether you?re into horror, comedy, documentaries, fanatical about music or a romantic at heart, there was a screening or event to suit your taste. Spread across 10 venues all over London, the festival ran from 9th until 18th January and included a special event entitled ?Outsiders? in conjunction with Jersey?s very own film festival, Branchage. More can be found at www.shortfilms.org.uk