Pho­tog­ra­phy

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In­te­ri­ors Mar­tyn Thompson, Hardie Grant, $79.95 For­mer Syd­ney pho­tog­ra­pher Mar­tyn Thompson has a suc­cess­ful in­ter­na­tional ca­reer in fash­ion and still life which has given him ac­cess to the homes of the rich and fa­mous. This col­lec­tion of exquisitel­y com­posed por­traits of do­mes­tic in­te­ri­ors is a cel­e­bra­tion of the odd, the shabby, the artis­tic and the ec­cen­tric. Great wealth and good taste some­times go hand in hand and Thompson’s moody shots prove that good taste is ac­quired, never bought. The book is part art, part guide to in­te­rior dé­cor and part celebrity snoop­ing. I liked the over-the-top Chi­nois­erie in the Not­ting Hill home of a prom­i­nent wall­pa­per de­signer, even if Thompson found it too much. Pene­lope Debelle

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