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Thursday, 25 September 2008


It seems no place is a destination these days without a landmark signature building. Bilbao has Gehry's Guggenheim museum , Paris has the Pompidou Centre. But my childhood home town of Gravesend in Kent does not boast many attractions. The burial site of Pochahuntas and the new Ebbsfleet station being the main tourist pulls!... until now that is. Plastic Architects have put the town on the cultural map and built probably the most stylish public toilets in the county if not country with this impressive new build in the Parrock Street car park.


Being a Spurs fan the name of this photographic duo caught my eye while strolling around my old manor Ezra Street but Hott & Tottenham Photography is a new Public Gallery and Portraiture Studio dedicated to portrait photography. Some familiar locals have already has their souls captured to make interesting viwing on the website.


In their words "From fine art print sales, bespoke portraiture sessions with award wining fine art photographers Hott & Tottenham to enjoying our 18 years of knowledge, experience and dedication Hott & Tottenham is committed to offering expert advice and professional service in a welcoming environment. The Bookshop stocks a discriminating selection of photography books with an emphasis on portraiture and fine artists, including some collectable and rare editions. Come and enjoy photography and complimentary tea in our intimate studio, gallery and bookshop space furnished by the creative force behind The Trois Garcons."