(for a full list of John Hinde projects and events, please click here)

In July 2010, together with photographer Marcus Davies, Michelle Abadie launched John Hinde Collection. They designed and built a website (, which is the most comprehensive online archive of classic John Hinde postcards from the 1960s and 1970s.

In February 2011, they received the first transparencies from John Hinde Ltd to scan and digitally restore.

The edition prints were launched at Vintage Festival July 2011 at the South Bank in London.

One of the aims of the project was to raise the profile of photographer John Hinde.

We have gained considerable press coverage over the years. Please click here to see the list.

This is an ongoing project.

Please see below for the full list of social media takeovers, exhibitions, books & press coverage.

Social Media takeovers


Instagram Takeover for Spectrumlab Fine Art Photographic & Giclée Printing. Professional Print Finishing & Mounting. January.


Twitter Takeover for Ireland. An account curated by a new person each week with upwards of 77k followers. November.


Instagram Takeover for Float Photo Magazine, USA. A photography magazine based in USA with upwards of 16k followers. December.


Instagram Takeover for The Photographers’ Gallery, London, with upwards of 267k followers. March.




Photos included in In Our Own Image: Photography in Ireland, 1839 to the Present at The Printworks, Dublin Castle


Arles, les Rencontres de la photographie 2019

Four of our restored prints have been included in this exhibition in Arles this summer by curator Magali Nachtergael.


Work, Rest and Play: British Photography from the 1960s until Today, an exhibition curated by The Photographers’ Gallery, London, includes four of John Hinde edition prints. It is opening at the OCT-Loft Shenzen, China and will tour from here onto venues in Shanghai and Beijing.


‘Second Sight’ The David Kronn Collection, an exhibition at IMMA, Dublin, includes On the road to Keem Strand, Achill Island, Co. Mayo Ireland which was recently acquired from Dr Kronn. 2014.

The Apron, Dublin Airport, Ireland is showing at Venice Biennale of Architecture 2014. Gary A Boyd and John Mclaughlin were selected to act as co-curators. The overall theme of the international Venice Biennale 2014 is entitled 'Absorbing Modernism' 1914-2014. They have also reproduced several of the other airport photographs including The Terminal Building, Cork Airport, Ireland.


Art13, London - the John Hinde Collection prints were shown.

The Photographers' Gallery Print Sales - John Hinde Collection prints were exhibited at the Print Sales department at the same time as the mass observation exhibition in the main gallery, which featured some of the photographs that John Hinde took during WWII in London. Through on and off line marketing, we gained coverage for the prints and later the exhibition in many national newspapers and magazines, including The Daily Telegraph, Guardian, Coast Magazine, The Sunday Times, The Daily Mail, British Journal of Photography, The Independent. 2013

Unseen Amsterdam - the John Hinde Collection prints were shown.




John Hinde Collection - the extended edition. A extended version of the book below. (SOLD OUT)


John Hinde Collection, a book of previously unpublished photographs, in some cases, it compares John Hinde studio’s original photographs to the postcards from which they were printed to see how they differ. In other cases, details were chosen to show the quality of the original photographs. This book shows how these images stand out in their own right as exquisite examples of photography of their time. They demonstrate the consummate skill of these pioneers of colour photography and help cement John Hinde's reputation as an important figure in the history of colour photography. Designed, curated, edited and published by Michelle Abadie. The book sold out in four months.


Portrait of a City Art Edition series. For each edition, limited to only 500 copies, the legendary local fashion designer, Paul Smith, has designed a bespoke fabric to line the cover, and a large signed and numbered print of one of the images from the book is included.

The images they have chosen are John Hinde Collection's Piccadilly at Night and City of London Policeman (Traffic Policeman) both photographed by Elmar Ludwig. The book features a total of five photographs from the John Hinde Collection. Published by Taschen.


Nothing to write home about, a book of postcards and their messages, which celebrates the heyday of the British holiday postcard; with essays by Ben Highmore, National Media Museum and Edmund Nagele FRPS; collated by Michelle Abadie and Susan Beale; published by The Friday Project in 2007. A percentage of the profits go to Carers UK.




John Hinde is included in a BBC programme called 'Britain in Focus' showing him as a pioneer in colour photography. John Hinde Collection advised and supplied images.


The One Show, August 2011



Roy Noble, BBC Radio Wales, 2008 (Nothing to write home about).

Excess Baggage, BBC Radio 4, November 2008 (Nothing to write home about).



Click here to see the full list


Charity auction


Charity celebrity-written postcard auction was organised in conjunction with the launch of Nothing to write home about. We collected then auctioned 70 celebrity written, signed and in some cases augmented, John Hinde postcards. Contributors included Tracey Emin, Jamie Hewlett, David Tennant, Joanna Lumley, Steven Fry, Harry Hill, Damon Albarn. Click here to see the full list.