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Business of the week: Holloway designer Jane Parker’s Islington-focused cards and prints

PUBLISHED: 10:30 03 March 2018

Artist and photographer Jane Parker with some of her Islington prints outside the Holloway Odeon. Picture: Polly Hancock

Artist and photographer Jane Parker with some of her Islington prints outside the Holloway Odeon. Picture: Polly Hancock

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Holloway designer and historian Jane Parker is a perfect example for someone who wants to monetise their hobby.

She used to blog her photographs of historical London locations. Now she’s made a dedicated business, Jane’s London, from them.

Jane makes and sells cards and prints from her photos, many of which are Islington-focused – from the Holloway Odeon to Archway Tavern.

She said: “I’ve been taking pictures around London for nearly a decade. I’m naturally an observer. The details of London streets really interest me, from painted adverts on the side of buildings to old mosaics in doorways.

“I started a blog but then realised the pictures would make good cards, and I should start selling them.”

Jane has recently branched out to provide historical walking tours around Islington. “All my walks are done because I’m interested in local history,” she said. “I’m constantly finding out new stuff.”

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