‘The Secret Life of the Pencil’ project exhibited at the Bargehouse in London a little while back. Alex Hammond and Mike Tinney are the duo behind this project with a most worthy cause.

This photographic project seeks to savour the use of pencils – documenting them in stunning detail, and thereby showing the secrets of their use and revealing an insight into their users: professionals who have defined themselves and their craft with the help of the modest stylus.

Many renowned creatives have been involved in the project, Sir Quentin Blake, Henry Holland, Stephen Fry to name a few. The prints are available for sale and support the charity Children In Crisis.

Children in Crisis is a UK-based charity, helping children who are suffering the effects of conflict & civil war. They work to ensure that these children are educated, protected and that the most vulnerable amongst them do not suffer discrimination. Currently operating in Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

By using the proceeds from our forthcoming book & exhibition, we aim to support their projects, helping to provide reading, writing and thinking skills, along with pens, pencils and paper; to give the opportunity to some of the less fortunate to flourish, learn, create and design…

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