*What follows is a newsletter published on my Substack on 22 January 2021. In a bid to tidy things up, and due to recent headlines regarding comments concerning email overload and other factors, I am in the process of moving things over here. If you currently subscribe over there, I apologise for the cross-posting.*
I recently started a newsletter called Love Letters During A Nightmare about all the things I adore. Essentially it’s my musings on women, surrealism, Women Surrealists, and pop culture, usually fortnightly. If you missed it, the first post was on Dorothea Tanning, Eve Babitz, Chess, and The Queen’s Gambit. You can read it here:
I recently made my Crime Reads debut with a piece on the wonderful Hollywoodland. Please read and hope you enjoy!
I have started a Substack, which is maybe counterintuitive to having a blog, but I guess we are all more inclined to click a newsletter in our inbox than to read a blog post on here. Or not? Maybe some of you are getting this via your email accounts now — who’s to say?
It’s a ploy to organise all the thoughts I have been having this year, of a variety of subjects, and have them out to readers in short posts faster than I can log on here.
I’ll endeavour to cross post, but should you wish to subscribe, you can find the latest products of my ever sporadic ramblings and workings of my inner cogs over at my Dream Palace — please sign up if you’re so inclined. Or maybe not. No pressure. Maybe you’re not reading this at all?
For Magnum On Set I wrote about Dennis Stock’s photographs of Grace Kelly and the filming of High Society:
I had the great pleasure of interviewing the iconic photographer Elliott Landy for Magnum Photos: (click to read!)
August was hot. Work was slow. I took a week mid-month and devoured book after book. Six in two weeks, sometimes one per day, which is a record for me. Here is what I read, mostly music-oriented books; if you know me and my interests, you’ll understand.