Love this direct portrait of Felicity Jones by Laura Pannaker, which is in the National Portrait Gallery.
As the Advent pilgrimage season continues, here’s some stunning photos from @martinrhartley’s Instagram feed. Martin seems to specialise in capturing Arctic expeditions and as well as these incredible images, his text is worth reading. He outlines how just standing still will kill you even though you might be in full protective gear, how an arctic explorer is also a mother of four in a classic “man pulling shed” shop, how clipping the corners off food packets and unnecessary zips and mosquito nets in a tent can save vital kilograms, and how salt leaches into the ice making it ironically very difficult to find ice to melt for drinking water. Fascinating and with no trace of self-pity.
Monsoon Rains, Monghyr, Bihar, 1967 by Raghubir Singh.
Wishing I could see the Met Breuer retrospective of Singh’s works, which is currently on, but condoning myself with a planned visit to the Science Museum’s show on Indian photography instead, which also looks cracking.
starting slowly with the holiday pics today – watch out for more over the coming weeks.
Matt Somby exhibition currently on at the always excellent photography gallery Beetles + Huxley. Photo from the @beetlesandhuxley Instagram feed.