Archive for the ‘history’ Category


Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Some scans of photos I found in a huge trailer full of snapshots and ephemera at Deptford Market last year.

Highgate Cemetery (West)

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Egyptian Avenue

I went on a tour of Highgate Cemetery (West) on Sunday, you can only visit that side of the cemetery if you go on the tour. I would recommend it to anyone who has an interest in cemeteries architecture, victorian history, or to anyone who doesn’t. The best bit was the Egyptian Avenue and seeing the ornate coffins in the tombs opposite Julius Beer’s mausoleum.

Egyptian Avenue

Cedar of Lebanon


Graveyard flowers




Julius Beer's Mausoleum



Highgate Cemetery (West) Entrance

Bad Meaning Good, 1987

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Tim Westwood’s Hip Hop culture documentary from 1987. It features rare interviews with some UK rap artists who are pretty much forgotten now, such as MC Crazy Noddy (of Sindecut), Cookie Crew, London Posse, Wee Papa Girl Rappers and many more. There is also an appearance from a young Trevor Nelson and well known US rappers Run DMC.


Saturday, May 21st, 2011

All photographs found in THE PTOLEMAIC RECEPTION flickr pool


Thursday, April 28th, 2011

I was watching this 4OD documentary the other night about the Helen Duncan, who was the last person to be imprisoned under the Witchcraft Act of 1735 – in the 1940s! The documentary mentions how she would produce “ectoplasm” during her seances, kind of like a white bedsheet which came out through a bodily orifice. Mental. Curiosity got the better of me and I ended up googling ectoplasm, these image are beyond weird.

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

I haven’t been to a wedding since I was seven, when I went to 2 in the same year. So I’ve only been to 2 weddings, but this year I have 3 to go to and I don’t know what to wear. I’m not a fan of dresses but I think I’d quite like to wear one, but dresses are boring, especially formal ones. My boyfriend suggested that I make one, and I realised I have a stockpile of African batik fabric hanging around that I could use. And that’s when I came across this…

All images from:

Wanted: Least Wanted

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

Least Wanted: A Century of American Mugshots by Mark Michaelson and Steven Kasher. Buy it here.