About the Book
In the process of making these illustrations, I was reminded of a favourite moment at the end of "A Midsummer Night's Dream", when Puck is sent on stage to sweep the room ("I am sent with broom before / To sweep the dust behind the door"), and his broom became a key element in the iconography I have used.
Mike Chisholm is an independent artist-photographer, based in Southampton, UK. Mike was born and raised in Stevenage, a New Town 30 miles north of London. He was educated at local state schools, then studied at Balliol College Oxford, the University of East Anglia, and University College London. For thirty years he worked as a librarian in the higher education sector (Bristol and Southampton universities) but now concentrates on photographic and writing projects. In recent years he has exhibited his photographs and bookworks internationally in several one-man and group shows. His blog, IDIOTIC HAT, is widely read and regarded by many as a must-read source of photographic inspiration, ironic wisdom and amusement.