Last night saw the launch of the new edition of Another Late Night magazine and it's the first issue of the magazine that I've contributed to. It was a nice night, met a few people, drank too much Stella and ending up going to Korova and talking nonsense for a few hours. Not much changed there then. The show's up for a month in Microzine, on Bold Street and is well worth checking out. And here's my contribution to the mag.
Bjork for Mixmag, 1993.
The week I photographed Bjork, which was in 1993, I also photographed the one hit dance wonders D-Ream. D-Ream were Pete Cunnah and, at the time, DJ Al McKenzie. They both had short hair but spent the best part of two hours in hair make up and wardrobe. Bjork walked into the studio, carrier bag in hand, and said 'where should I stand?'. The magazine I was working for was Mixmag and they'd asked me to do something a bit more light hearted than she was known for being at the time. I asked her if she could go gozzy, she said 'what is gozzy?' and I said cross eyed. I must have taken about 50 shots on the whole shoot and every single one of them is another face pulled and distorted. One of the images from a different contact sheet, ended up on the cover of Mixmag and a biography about the singer. This was a highlight of my work at the time but even better was seeing one of the images copied as an airbrushed painting on the side of a fairground ride in a Dorset resort only 2 years ago.