"Thank God! Cecil Court remains Cecil Court..." - Graham Greene
Tucked away just outside of the hubbub and chaos of Leicester Square sits a picturesque late Victorian thoroughfare, seemingly immune from the bustle of the great city which surrounds it and perfect for book lovers everywhere. The shopfronts have not been altered in more than a century and the traditional hanging signs announce specialists in rare and antiquarian books, maps and prints and all manner of related printed material including stamps and banknotes.
I stumbled across this enchanted place and automatically fell in love. I have managed to purchase many old, written on postcards of London to add to my collection and felt that I had to try and capture Cecil Court's essence. So I loaded up my old school Olympus manual camera with some Ilford Black and White film and snapped away! Once I had developed all the prints I wanted to use, I then used Sepia tone to dye them, in order to capture an old, antique feeling. I made sure that any scratch marks or dust was left on, so that they had an authentic antique and precious feel to them, just like Cecil Court itself.
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