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DESIGNER OTTOLINE DE VRIES









Ottoline de Vries almost fell off her chair when a renowned Dutch interior design magazine called her to request an in-depth interview after she launched a few wallpaper designs online. Not long afterwards the London-based designer was asked to design a wallpaper for the refurbishment of the Willet Holthuysen Museum, Amsterdam. The signs were indicating that she had made the right choice to leave...

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PHOTOGRAPHER MICHAEL FRANKE







Life as a photographer is a constantly changing tableau. Early in the career of UK-based Michael Franke, he was given the opportunity to shoot a cover for Time Outmagazine. He went on to be one of their regular photographers for shooting restaurants. But then the economic climate changed and so did his clients and the nature of his work. Now Michael's main clients are interior designers and...

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PHOTOGRAPHER BROCK ELBANK







Beards are big. In all senses of the word, at the moment. And London-based photographer Brock Elbankhas been capturing them with a keen sense of style since a stint of living in Sydney about 10 years ago. In 2005 he started work on an exhibition called “Facial”, which was the precursor to his current series, known as #Project60. “I came up with the idea for it for my [Australian] friend Jimmy...

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