KEITH RICHARDS, THE DIRTY STRANGERS: ALAN CLAYTON’S 60TH BIRTHDAY BASH

Last  night I’m back at the excitingly-grungy nether-world Acklam Village Bar 58 under the Westway Flyover in rainy Portobello. I have had a few (mis)adventures shooting here (see this previous post) But tonight I am here to photograph a band and their friends, celebrating their lead singers’ 60th Birthday. The Dirty Strangers – are a garage pub-rock…

A Night of 70’s Punk in a Post-Punk Setting

A NIGHT OF 70’S PUNK IN A POST-PUNK SETTING Acklam Village Market really does have it all on a plate for the weekend adventurist. Situated in a semi-underworld, below the rumbling roads of the Westway Flyover, a new world presents itself: a great variety of international street grub is served up from bright and friendly stalls,…

‘THE INVISIBLE CIRCUS’ – ‘TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS’

I had a great time making these images from a night presented by the ‘Invisible Circus’. In the Old Street Magistrates Court; disused since 1996 and now an occupied building as part of the ‘Occupy’ movement, they staged an elaborate evening where clowns, performers and other such wastrels were put on trial by a judge…

‘The November Five’ – Live Performance Shots

The November Five are a four-piece band who really are worth hearing if you like your music in Bowie, Stooges, Velvets and Ramones flavours – oh and sprinkles of Joy Division to my ears! All such pointless referencing falls short as soon as they hit the stage: the November Five sound like The November Five!…

Julian Marzalek of ‘The November Five’

The Brief: Make portraits of 3 different individual people. Produce close ups, middle distance and full length portraits from each sitting.  You are in absolute control of all elements. As with the preceding ‘environmental’ assignment, we are defining portraits as being photographs of individual people in which the photographer plays the role of active director.  The emphasis…