My Latest Projects
2020 Commissions: To commemorate the 90th birthday of Steve McQueen, the 40th anniversary of his death and first role as a leading man, I will produce a piece on Steve's role in cult B-Movie horror flick, The Blob for Scream Magazine, and produce a piece marking the 75th anniversary of Isle Of The Dead starring Boris Karloff (with the assistance of Sara Karloff). I have recently completed my second commission for The Museums Association, and I produced a feature article about the life and career of Mike Nichols for The People's Movies. My images commemorating Private James Stokes V.C are also on the official website of The Imperial War Museum (James Stokes being the great-uncle of my husband, Anthony Ford) My film research on Mae West for Little White Lies was cited on New York podcast GWBB In June 2020, I became a member of The Royal Society of Literature & The Mary Seacole Trust.
In December 2019, I worked on a commission as a freelance photographer for The People's Picture, led by visual artist Helen Marshall. I produced 160 images looking at the community of Hammersmith, taking images of 36 individuals around town. From Spring 2020, they will form part of a giant colour mosaic, across a 7,000 square foot reception/cafe space at Romulus 3 The Shortlands, which is a prominent office building on Hammersmith Road. Scream Magazine published my double feature spread for Christmas 2019- looking at the work of legendary screen actor Donald Pleasence to mark the year of his centenary, and my take on the enduring legacy of The House on Haunted Hill in to mark its sixtieth year.
To celebrate Mae West's birthday on 17 August 1893, I wrote a commissioned piece for Little White Lies on the legacy of Mae as a trailblazer for the women's movement in Hollywood. A self made entrepreneur, she would discover Cary Grant, be the highest paid actress of the 'pre-code' era, and make her money in real estate property, before her death at the age of 88 in 1980.
I produced a fourth piece for Little White Lies to coincide with the fortieth anniversary of Quadrophenia, looking into the sixties subculture between The Mods and The Rockers. Conceived as an idea for The Who's second rock opera album, Pete Townshend would go on to co-write the script with Franc Roddam.
Stanley Kubrick's unfinished project of Napoleon has been widely regarded by many as 'the greatest movie never made'. For Cineaste, I produced a piece for the August edition, looking at the story behind Kubrick's Napoleon, liaising with Jan Harlan, Kubrick's Executive Producer during the Cannes Film Festival about Kubrick's project. Cineaste can be obtained in the shop of The British Film Institute.
The Cartoon Museum has been given a £1 million revamp by Sam Jacob Studios - and has officially been relaunched on Wells Street, Fitzrovia. For Museums Journal, I spoke with Director Becky Jefcoate, looking at the extensive collection of comic strips, books and etchings dating back from the 1750s through to the present day. My piece was published by The Museums Association in November 2019.