An Affectionate Archive - Carinthia West's Star-Studded Photography from the 1970s
Directed by Robert Dowling
An Affectionate Archive explores the life and work of Carinthia West through her photographs, concentrating on the 1970's and 1976 in particular. Muse to rock icons, model, actress, photographer and writer; throughout her career Carinthia has always had a camera at her side.
The only daughter (and child) of General Sir Michael and Lady Christine West, who in the 1970's helped to found The Visual Arts Centre on the Isle of Wight. Carinthia's life has been extraordinary. Brought up by art-loving and generous parents who travelled the world she was no stranger to famous company.
We are telling the story behind selected photographs in a sixty-minute film, the subjects in the photographs will tell of their memories of the time. It will include archival and private footage using a soundtrack from Carinthia's personal and memorable music favourites. Several of the songs were written for her: Mick Jagger's 'Miss You" for one. .
Interviews shot so far include Ronnie Wood, Angelica Houston, Nick Mason and Bob Geldof, Marie Helvin, Joe Boyd and Liz Earle at the 'Hanging Out' exhibition in London. 'An Affectionate Archive' exhibition at San Francisco Art Exchange ran from October 9th to November 12th 2013
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