March 12, 2012

Recently, I was invited to sit for an art project entitled ‘Reading at Selsdon’. Conceived by Creative Director, Stephen Todd, and orchestrated in collaboration with art photographer, Murray Hilton, the concept seemed simple enough: I was invited to walk into Todd’s – rather immense and incredibly eclectic – library, choose a book of my liking, and be shot, reading, by Hilton, in his characteristic warm, sumptuously glowing light. What better choice can I have made than Adolf Loos’ Why a Man should be Well-Dressed? A book that – de facto – proves that, despite the maestro’s oft-cited edit: ornament is not such a crime, after all…

Author: Nick tobias