Monday 22nd October 2012, 5.00pm (day 424)
I’m a very nosy person, which is, I guess, one reason why I like photography. Invite me into your house and within a few minutes I’ll be checking out your book collection. I love things like this, collections of knick-knacks on shelves. Most of all I love the fact that my colleague Yevgeny, who is in his mid-50s , something of a Soviet era throwback and a very big wheel in UNESCO, has on his office shelf, amongst the dramatic photos and plaques inscribed in beautiful old Cyrillic script, a stuffed toy version of what appears to be Emile, the fat greedy rat from Ratatouille. Brilliant!