Do you ever struggle to find an envelope when you need one?
Spare a thought for Jeanette Jones – she needs to find 61,000.
From drag queens to ballroom dancing, east London-based photographer Jeanette has created some exciting and elegant subject matter with her work over the past 20 years.
And now she wants to give something back by letting charities sell greetings cards depicting her works.
But there is one small problem.
“We need envelopes for people to put them in,” she said. “I’m wanting to give cards to Guide Dogs for the Blind, Childline, and the MS Society, among others. My mother had MS towards the end of her life, so I would like to give some to them in particular.”
A former dressmaker from Jeanette first found fame photographing drag queens at legendary Soho night spot Madame Jo-Jo’s in the early 1990s, which spawned her first book, Walk On The Wild Side .
The cards themselves are collaborations with artist Jack Vettriano as part of her Ballroom Spy project, in which she was allowed to document the secretive world of ballroom dancing. She plans to give out 61,000 cards to various charities for them to sell on for their coffers.
“They are really beautiful cards,” she added. “I have 61,000 of them but I don’t want anybody’s money.
“If I give them to charity and they sell them for £1 each, they could make £61,000 between them, and that would be brilliant.”
If you are a company that would like to donate envelopes to Jeanette, get in touch with her at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 07930255888.
An exhibition of Jeanette’s work is currently on show at the Marriott Hotel in West India Quay.