After my beloved Pentax P-30 broke down for the third time last year, I decided it was time to part with the camera that started my love affair with film (sob). So, after a brief sabbatical from film photography, the time came for me to invest in my next 35mm picture-taker.
Haute couture isn’t really my cup of tea. I’m perfectly content slouching around in my baggy t-shirts and ripped skinny jeans, indifferent towards the competitive and seemingly conceited empire of fashion houses. So, when I was invited to a screening of Frédéric Tcheng’s new behind-the-scenes documentary ‘Dior and I’ at Portobello’s independent cinema, I was enticed more by the promise of a quaint cinematic experience rather than an exclusive look into the world of Christian Dior’s prestigious fashion house. And this little cosy corner of west London did not disappoint.