Vogue centenary exhibition styles fashion bible as cultural record

Tellingly, as printed magazines fight to underline their relevance in the digital age, Vogue 100 will begin in the present day, with a room devoted to digital fashion film. Visitors will then “travel back in time to the 90s, with Herb Ritts and Corinne Day; to the 80s with Bruce Weber and Peter Lindbergh; to […]

Contact sheets: where the magic and chaos of photographs comes alive

Henri Cartier-Bresson, co-founder of the famed Magnum agency, once likened the contact sheet to the analyst’s couch. “It’s all there: what surprises us is what we catch, what we miss, what disappears.” Today, the contact sheet has all but disappeared as digital technology has rendered the analogue camera a thing of the past, beloved only […]

Carry on cooking: the crazy culinary world of 1970s and 80s cookbooks

Andrew Webb gets nostalgic for cookery books – and the photography that went with them – from the 1970s and 80s. I am tired of identikit distressed boho-chic cookbooks. They’re all the same: full-colour shots, top down, naturally lit, and faux-rustic in style. Rewind to the 1970s and 80s and there were no rules. With […]