Derek Jarman was a painter, theater designer and filmmaker. In the 1960s he designed sets and costumes for the theater, including Jazz Calendar with Frederick Ashton and The Rake’s Progress with Ken Russell. His work in film spanned the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, during which time he produced Jubilee, Caravaggio, The Garden, and Blue. His books include Dancing Ledge, Modern Nature, At Your Own Risk, Blue, and Chroma. Derek Jarman’s Garden is published by Thames & Hudson.
Howard Sooley is a photographer who was Derek Jarman’s close friend and for several years photographed Jarman on the sets of his films and in his garden. His photographs, accompanying Jarman’s writings, appear in Derek Jarman’s Garden, published by Thames & Hudson.