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Sketch Your World

Sketch Your World by James Hobbs is published this month January  2014 in the UK (Apple Press), the US (North Light) and Asia (Page One). It features a number of Caroline’s sketches and drawings.

What is it about? It’s about putting a sketchbook in your pocket, going places, whether it is the journey of a lifetime or to the dentist, and then getting the sketchbook out and drawing in it. (Or maybe not a sketchbook, but a smartphone or tablet, because the book includes a section on this, too.) Drawings by around 60 of my favourite international artists shed light on how they go about things, whether the drawings are small, large, in colour, of architecture, parks, people, in cafes, trains or waiting rooms, in war zones and political demonstrations, or in the middle of the night. It has around 300 images in it. That’s what it’s about.

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A drawing made at their  June 2013 Soup Kitchen, Manchester gig.

Live Music!

The Three Johns 2, Brudenell Social Club, LeedsThe Minx at The Soup Kitchen, ManchesterThe Gull wings at The Soup Kitchen, ManchesterThe Three Johns 1, Brudenell Social Club, LeedsLeeds 6 All Stars, Brudenell Social Club, LeedsRoute de rock
The Big room 4, Blueprint Studios, SalfordIn Elbow's Studio, Blueprint, SalfordOtto plays and SingsBBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Media city, Salford Quays 2
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Media City, Salford QuaysBBC Philharmonic, Media City, Salford.The Big Room 5, Blueprint StudiosThe Big Room 2, Blueprint Studios, SalfordThe Big room 3, Blueprint Studios, SalfordElbow's Guitars at Blueprint Studios
Singing Lesson, Blueprint Studios, SalfordAl and Gabrielle PractisingSt.Malo Route de RockWild Dancing in HavanaPlaying on the Back of a Truck, PlumaudanConcert in an Abbey 2

Live Music!, a set on Flickr.

Reportage sketching of live and recording musicians, in their own habitat, has its challenges. Often working in the dark, perhaps stood on a chair, the subjects are rarely still. Yet Caroline manages to communicate something other than you’d find in a photo. This set includes images going back as far as 1966!