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The One That Got Away – Dylan Seedin

The Sri Lankan destination-wedding photographer talks about the greatest shot he never got… and one he did. – For the Sri Lankan Sunday Times

The One That Got Away – Deshan Tennekoon

The Sri Lankan author, Fulbright scholar and photographer talks about the greatest shot he never got… and one he did. TRIGGER WARNING: includes bird-poo references. – For the Sri Lankan Sunday Times

‘Beauty retire’ – or; Some notes on a portrait of Samuel Pepys

The odd (and possibly inconsequential) story of Pepys’s portrait, his song, and his relationship with Mrs Knepp. – For The Critic

A biographical note on Duncan Grant (apropos one of those Facebook challenges that do the rounds occasionally)

A weapons-grade Bloomsburyist, Duncan Grant (1885-1978) spent much of his early childhood in India (natch), where his grandfather had been Lieutenant-Governor of Bengal. He ‘became interested in Japanese prints’ while still at prep school. After attending St Paul’s, Westminster School of Art and the Slade School – interspersed with stints in Italy and France, of [...]

Portrait of a ‘lady’ – Constance Markievicz, by Sarah Purser

Tonight, the Irish journalist Mary Kenny has a play on at the Irish Cultural Centre. Entitled Dearest Old Darling, it’s based on letters sent between the Dublin feminist, socialist, communist, Sinn Fein MP (elect, but never sitting) Constance Markievicz – née Gore-Booth – and her sister Eva. My great-great-great-aunt, Sarah Purser, portraitist, landscape artist, and [...]

Pieces of ‘im

Music-type interview with celebrity-portraitist Rich Hardcastle. – For Sinfini Music