Animal London

Published in paperback by Random House October 2011

Dragons guarding gateways, elephants in parks, monsters on gables - meet the animals that hide amidst our iconic London landscape...


A London Bestiary

An exhibition of 64 digital prints at the National Theatre, October, 2010. (36 shown here).

London boasts a veritable menagerie of animals, some familiar, others unknown. This exhibition pays tribute to the exuberance and imagination of architects and sculptors through the ages.


Unfamiliar Thames

An exhibition of 54 digital prints at the National Theatre, 2007.

Though a mere 215 miles long from its source to the estuary, the Thames is probably the most celebrated river in the world. These images eschew the iconic landmark monuments along its way and focus instead on off-beat details, revealing the familiar in unexpected ways.


Sea-snails Dancing

As exhibited at Martin Summers Fine Art, London, 2006.

These images of sea-snail and limpit trails at low tide evoke a host of different morphologies, from the shapes of distant galaxies to the flow of Arab calligraphy.

"Their effect is made extraordinary by the focus of Ruthven's gaze, the bewildering variation in scale, and most important, the multiplication of imagery into grids." ARTnews


The Atlantic Wall Today

An exhibition of digital prints at the National Theatre, London and at Utah Beach Museum, Normandy, summer 2004.

"...extraordinarily beautiful representations of constructions designed for profoundly malign purposes." The Times

"Tyranny and violence created the Atlantic Wall, but Ruthven's powerful images show rebirth and redemption through nature and art." Architectural Review


Multiple Images

Composite photographic constructions as shown at Lefevre Gallery, 2002, and other venues.

My aim is to enhance the effects of rhythm and movement. What seems to work for landscape has suggested new ways of approaching architectural forms.

"These splendid photographs achieve what all good art aspires to - they make us look with fresh eyes at things we think we know already." Roger Graef


Interiors and Gardens

Architectural Digest, The World of Interiors and other magazines and books in Britain, Europe, Japan and the United States. Ianthe has also published 2 books of interiors, ' The Irish Home ' (1998) and ' The Scottish House ' (2000).

"Her rare talent for capturing the richness of an interior will appeal to everybody with an eye for colour and originality." Country Life

All Irish, Scottish and American colonial interiors are available through The Interior Archive: Tel: +44 020 221 0022. Email:


River Seine

Work in progress