Wednesday, July 31, 2013

55 years later...

Christian Raby, a Parisian photographer who has a country house near me, is compiling a book of photographs of foreigners living in France.

He arrived with his lights and camera and most importantly, an old painted screen of the interior of a church that was used as a back drop in photographs a hundred years ago.

Christian invited me to use a prop, so I picked up my bear that I have had all my life and placed him on my lap. It was a slightly controversial choice: because I designed, wrote and illustrated books for children most of my professional life, some of my old art school colleagues refer to me as their friend who "refuses to grow up."

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