The emphasis was very much on Puffin’s back catalogue of classic children’s books at last night’s annual summer party, with Francesca Dow citing several of the timeless titles pictured here in their new livery during an impeccably brief and well-judged speech, under the pavilion designed by Smiljan Radic at the Serpentine Gallery.
I enjoyed the party very much but it has prompted a rethink. At times I felt like a second cameraman at a wedding and I’ve decided the time has come to draw back from automatically documenting such events in ACHUKA photo galleries. The big pro dslr and humping great lens is proving a barrier to picking up nitbits of industry gossip and info, not to mention hampering me from doing my best to let people know about the titles on the ACHUKAbooks digital publishing list.
I will still be up for being the photo chronicler by request for special launches such as the one in ACHUKA’s current Recent Event section. And who knows, I might just not be able to keep that camera in its bag.
Next test will be the Branford Boase award ceremony on Thursday.