A labour of love

How do you say goodbye to a city that you love? By making twenty hand-bound photographic books.

Since coming to Amsterdam nearly four years ago, I have been repeatedly drawn to photographing the  lace curtains hanging in so many of the houses here in Amsterdam. Something about these veils of privacy, shielding the inhabitant from the public eye, is beautiful, yet photographing them is incredibly uncomfortable. I keep returning over and over to this subject.

So I decided to make an edition of twenty hand-bound books of photographs of the lace curtains. It's definitely a labour of love. But it has given me a lot of time to reflect on the beauty of Amsterdam and also reconnected me to a craft I really enjoy. There is something so very precious about a hand-bound book. Each copy has it's own personality. I can't wait to show you the finished books.


  1. Bet they are beautiful. Let me know when I can drop by for a show and tell. x