© 1983 Ian Macdonald

My outlook has always been to value genuine friendship.

In our modern age of digital screens who create a physical barrier and vie for our attention, finding the luxury of time, to invest in conversation, to share time together, to laugh, giggle or cry and enjoy each other’s company, is one of the biggest challenges we face.

I admire my friends, not because of what they do, or their status or career success, but the way they choose to live their lives.

Self-awareness of our own personalities and behavioural traits, with the ability to show empathy towards others, are important aspects of life. My attraction to my friends is always driven by their kindness, thoughtfulness and humour. These I feel are the best foundation blocks and the elixir of life.

I feel especially lucky to work in the creative industries; creative people are often extra sensory and imaginative. Imagination is one of the greatest facets of a creative thinker and my true friends all possess this hallmark.

This section of the website provides opportunity to share the work of my friends and also of other creatives who inspire me and who I admire. There is no particular running order, just a list of very talented people who do something exceptionally well with grace and humility.

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Marcus Oakley
marcusoakley.com

Karin Carlander
karincarlander.dk

Kelvyn Laurence Smith
smithsrules.com

Mary Gaudin
marygaudin.com

Marti Friedlander
martifriedlander.com

Ian Macdonald
ianmacdonald.co.uk

Wolfgang Tillmans
tillmans.co.uk

Ian Batten
ianbatten.com

David Hitner
studiosmall.com

Mark Adams
vitsoe.com

Harry Were
harrywere.com

Kazu Yokotsuka
fred perry.com

Amy Revier
amyrevier.com

Kris Sowersby
klim.co.nz

Lloyd Johnson
theguardian.com/music/2012

Deb Smith
cloudworkshop.co.nz

Nikolaj Belzer
nikolajbelzer.com

Alistair O’Neill
showstudio.com/contributor

Harriet Warden
blackhorseworkshop.co.uk

Paolo Hewitt
jkp.com/jkpblog/2016/05/

Leanne Cloudsdale
leannecloudsdale.com

Gary Bunt
portlandgallery.com/artists/

Brian Richards
brianrrichards.com

Jonatan Staniec
mesleather.com

Simon Watkins
labourandwait.co.uk

Anya Hindmarch
anyahindmarch.com

Charlotte Pilcher
charlottepilcher.com

Laura Moustacakis
colchik.com

Jessi Baker
provenance.org

Mica Hirosawa
micahirosawa.co.uk

David Hieatt
thedolectures.com

Kazuhiro Morita
boyscoltd

Tamzin Hawkins
mavisandosborn.com