• Salvador Dali Museums – Figueres & Port Lligat, Spain

    Salvador Dali Museums – Figueres & Port Lligat, Spain

    The coastal region around the Spanish French border is a particularly beautiful and scenic area, and as with Provence the combination of scenery, quality of light and Mediterranean colour made the area a magnet for artists, particularly during the first half of the 20th century. Just on the French side of the border […]

  • La Lancha – Peten, Guatemala

    La Lancha – Peten, Guatemala

    Francis Ford Coppola is pretty damn good at trilogies. The Godfather series was probably the best in film history, whilst we think that the three resorts that he owns in Central America, as part of The Family Coppola Hideaways are the very best in the region. Having previously visited Turtle Inn […]

  • Wim Wenders: Instant Stories – The Photographers Gallery, London

    Wim Wenders: Instant Stories – The Photographers Gallery, London

    Anyone familiar with the work of Wim Wenders may suspect that he has more than a passing interest in photography. In two of his movies in particular the use of Polaroid cameras is a vital part of the narrative: in the road movie Alice in the Cities there is a photo-obsessed protagonist […]

  • Basquiat: Boom for Real – The Barbican, London

    Basquiat: Boom for Real – The Barbican, London

    Do not come to the latest Barbican Gallery exhibition Basquiat: Boom for Real expecting a straightforward show of Jean-Michel Basquiat’s work. This is rather more than that and all the better for it. This is an exhibition where, in the words of Jane Alison, the Barbican’s Head of Visual Arts, […]

  • Blancaneaux Lodge, A Family Coppola Hideaway – Belize

    Blancaneaux Lodge, A Family Coppola Hideaway – Belize

    Belize is a part of the world of which Francis Ford Coppola is clearly very fond. Three of his Hideaways are tucked away in this part of Central America – Turtle Inn sits on the beach in Placencia (review here), Blancaneaux Lodge is high in the forests of the Mayan Mountains, whilst the last of the […]

  • Turtle Inn – Placencia, Belize

    Turtle Inn – Placencia, Belize

    Francis Ford Coppola is clearly a man who does not like to rest on his laurels. Aside from being a master filmmaker, he owns flourishing wineries, a literary magazine (Zoetrope), a group of restaurants, a pasta & sauce business and a hotel chain, all marketed under The Family Coppola brand. Two […]

  • Rachel Whiteread – Tate Britain

    Rachel Whiteread – Tate Britain

    Now that Frieze, Frieze Masters and the PAD art & design fair are packed up, we can move our attention to what else is going on in London this month. October is always chock-a-block with inviting exhibitions, it is hard to know what to recommend first. The Tate Gallery seems […]

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Arts & Culture, Travel

Salvador Dali Museums – Figueres & Port Lligat, Spain

Salvador Dali Museums – Figueres & Port Lligat, Spain

The coastal region around the Spanish French border is a particularly beautiful and scenic area, and as with Provence the combination of scenery, quality of light and Mediterranean colour made the area a magnet for artists, particularly during the first half of the 20th century. Just on the French side of the border […]

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Travel

La Lancha – Peten, Guatemala

La Lancha – Peten, Guatemala

Francis Ford Coppola is pretty damn good at trilogies. The Godfather series was probably the best in film history, whilst we think that the three resorts that he owns in Central America, as part of The Family Coppola Hideaways are the very best in the region. Having previously visited Turtle Inn […]

by × November 17, 2017 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture, Books

The Erratics – Darren Harvey-Regan

The Erratics – Darren Harvey-Regan

Darren Harvey-Regan is an artist who forces us to question our perception of reality. Working between sculpture and photography he looks at the line which separates the object and its representation. He presents these side by side, and indeed we also have The Erratics also presented both as a Photo Book […]

by × November 10, 2017 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture

Wim Wenders: Instant Stories – The Photographers Gallery, London

Wim Wenders: Instant Stories – The Photographers Gallery, London

Anyone familiar with the work of Wim Wenders may suspect that he has more than a passing interest in photography. In two of his movies in particular the use of Polaroid cameras is a vital part of the narrative: in the road movie Alice in the Cities there is a photo-obsessed protagonist […]

by × November 7, 2017 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture

Basquiat: Boom for Real – The Barbican, London

Basquiat: Boom for Real – The Barbican, London

Do not come to the latest Barbican Gallery exhibition Basquiat: Boom for Real expecting a straightforward show of Jean-Michel Basquiat’s work. This is rather more than that and all the better for it. This is an exhibition where, in the words of Jane Alison, the Barbican’s Head of Visual Arts, […]

by × November 3, 2017 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture, Conversations

The Joshua Greene Conversation

The Joshua Greene Conversation

Joshua, with your own photography, what subject matters are you drawn to? I do love architecture, gardens and flowers, food, and people. Basically, I love following the light. Can you tell us a little bit about your company, The Archives, a company committed to the restoration and preservation of photography, and […]

by × October 30, 2017 × 0 comments

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Blancaneaux Lodge, A Family Coppola Hideaway – Belize

Blancaneaux Lodge, A Family Coppola Hideaway – Belize

Belize is a part of the world of which Francis Ford Coppola is clearly very fond. Three of his Hideaways are tucked away in this part of Central America – Turtle Inn sits on the beach in Placencia (review here), Blancaneaux Lodge is high in the forests of the Mayan Mountains, whilst the last of the […]

by × October 25, 2017 × 0 comments

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Turtle Inn – Placencia, Belize

Turtle Inn – Placencia, Belize

Francis Ford Coppola is clearly a man who does not like to rest on his laurels. Aside from being a master filmmaker, he owns flourishing wineries, a literary magazine (Zoetrope), a group of restaurants, a pasta & sauce business and a hotel chain, all marketed under The Family Coppola brand. Two […]

by × October 19, 2017 × 0 comments

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Rachel Whiteread – Tate Britain

Rachel Whiteread – Tate Britain

Now that Frieze, Frieze Masters and the PAD art & design fair are packed up, we can move our attention to what else is going on in London this month. October is always chock-a-block with inviting exhibitions, it is hard to know what to recommend first. The Tate Gallery seems […]

by × October 17, 2017 × 0 comments

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Les Arcs European Film Festival – France

Les Arcs European Film Festival – France

Mixing ski resorts and film is not a new idea. Sundance is not only Robert Redford’s amazing festival but the name of his Utah ski resort. Telluride and Aspen in Colorado both have impressive skiing and renowned festivals, whilst Banff in Canada devotes its own to Mountain film. Les Arcs […]

by × October 13, 2017 × 0 comments

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Frieze London 2017

October is the very best time of year to see art in the capital. The city is abuzz with the latest blockbuster shows – 2017 brings Jasper Johns as well as Duchamp / Dali to the Royal Academy, Jean-Michel Basquiat comes to the Barbican and Rachel Whiteread is showing at the Tate. […]

by × October 9, 2017 × 0 comments

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Smith Tower – Seattle, Washington

Smith Tower – Seattle, Washington

Downtown Seattle sits in a spectacular location right on the edge of the Pacific ocean, with a compact centre that is filled with more than its fair share of skyscrapers. On a hillside at the ocean edge the cities buildings actually seem to rise straight from the waters of Puget Sound. The city’s […]

by × October 7, 2017 × 0 comments