I have to confess, when American publication, New York Cottages & Gardens contacted me early last year about a shoot in London for their magazine, I had no idea what lay in store. All I knew was that I was shooting a pair of houses in St. John’s Wood. I was none the wiser when I arrived, late November at a project which still appeared to be a building site, and immediately bumped into clients I hadn’t expected to see. And then I discovered I wasn’t the only Photographer in the building. Let me explain. Holiday House London is a charitable event set up by Iris Dankner, a breast cancer survivor. Working with property developers, up until now, only in the US, Iris invites a select group of renowned Interior Designers to each take on a room of the property, designing it in their own unique style. The houses are then opened to the public who pay an admission fee, with all proceeds going to Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Items in the properties are also sold off to raise further funds. The two day shoot ended up being probably the most memorable of last year, and it was a pleasure to work along side so many well known designers, and fellow photographers. I’d just like to thank New York Cottages & Gardens, and their editor Kendell Cronstrom, for commissioning me for this wonderful assignment, and for putting one of my shots on their cover.