The story of the ubiquitous food brand Charlie Bigham began in 1994. After ditching his management consultancy job at 28, Bigham bought a campervan with his then-girlfriend to embrace the nomadic lifestyle. The pair drove through Europe, into Turkey and down through Syria, Jordan and Iran. Along the way, the pair became inspired by the smells, flavours, and colours of the dry lands they sojourned.
Holbein’s tiny portrait projects us into a private moment in the life of an ordinary middle-class woman living in the reign of Henry VIII.