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New silhouettes soon

We have recently been offered the opportunity to photograph some very fine Regency-period silhouettes and we will be adding these to our Curated Gallery section, most likely over the Christmas break.

Back at work now

We have managed to clear the decks on the project front and can now return to supporting the Profiles website. 

Silhouette Machine sessions

If you are keen to learn about how a silhouette machine works and try your hand making some portraits, do come along to our workshops for Heritage Open Days, 8-11 September 2016, full details at

Back again soon!

We have had enquiries over the last few months from the UK and further afield and it's been a delight to look into silhouette issues with connections to the USA, Australia and New Zealand, as well as with various UK counties. Our plan is to be working on the site once again as of October.

A brief pause!

New portraits going online

We've just heard that we are to be given accesss to some really top-rate late-18th century portraits. We will be photographing these at the end of the month and they will be online in the 'Curated Collection' section of 'Galley' by mid-February. I'll create another blog entry with the same title if we can post this material any earlier.

Thanks for all the cards!

Well, what a lot of silhouette-styled Christmas and New Year cards we've received! Many thanks to all who sent them in to us, very much appreciated :-)

A silhouette for Xmas

Just received a Christmas card with a wonderful silhouette on the front. Our card this year is a very nice representation of the Town House as a Christmas tree bauble. I like our card a lot but I do now wonder if we too should have gone down the silhouette route. Oh well, there's always next year!

Profiled debuts to WI

Presenting a talk to a Brighton WI group last night, about the projects developed at The Regency Town House heritage centre, we were able to introduce the audience to the Profiles project. It's intriguing that every time we do this type of event, there are several in the audience who tell us that they have silhouettes of their relatives. Hopefully, we will come to see the portraits in question in the public gallery section of the website :-)

Credit where it's due!

Great for the Profiles project to gain a credit on Simon Schama's The Face of Britain. Watched by an audience of some 600,000, the programme has hopefully introduced more people to silhouette history and the Profiles website.


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