Lest We Forget: Remember, impart but remember' is the name of a new exhibition by Donna Berry and the work is on show now at NOVAS. I did a lot of photography for the show's brochure as well as working on one of the wall pieces which I'm not going to show on here so you'll just have to check it out at the gallery. More details here.
This is Briand, Jean-Vic and Philip who were in Liverpool recently making a documentary about Liverpool and why it's such a musical city. The series also includes episodes on Kingston, Berlin and New York where they interviewed Blondie and Lou Reed. In Liverpool they got me which made it even more surreal.
Some of my music work is now up in Met Quarter with more work to go up in Carling Academy and 3345. This image, of Pop Levi, is the front cover of the book to be published in September by University Press. The book is currently being put together by Uniform.
I've started to put up my new exhibition which, by next Saturday, will be in 6 venues. Whilst the photographs in metropolitan Bar (Berry Street) have been up for a year, the two new additions are Probe Records on Slater Street and Ran on Bold Street. Probe are showing photographs of Liverpool band The Stairs from 1991 and Ran are showing images from cream, Creamfields and Cream in Ibiza. More sites to follow.
Yesterday I photographed 100 people in just over 12 hours and today I am tired. All of the images will be going on display at the Grand Hall in the Albert Dock from this Friday in an exhibition that will run until September 9th.
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Pardeep arriving for last night's mach at Anfield at 5.45pm.
I'm contributing some photographs to the new Cream Show at Site Gallery on the Albert Dock, in an exhibition that celebrates the Cream brand which means I've been in the archive again and scanning. Here's one that I'm not putting in the show. The exhibition opens to the public on August 22nd and there's loads more info over at the Cream site.
I've mentioned this over at Popcultured but myself and 7 other photographers are planning to photograph 800 people, across the city, on Liverpool's 800th birthday and then display the final images at the Albert Dock within 48 hours. Today I went down to the site, this is one of the 2 rooms we'll be using, and it's starting to sink in that this is a very big project! Now that the walls have been measured, it's out with the calculator and trying to work out how many prints we can fit onto each wall.
Conversation is the new show by Liverpool design studio Burn and it's on at the Site Gallery on The Albert Dock. And you can join in. Usual gallery hours and I don't know when it ends so best get there quick.
Baa bar opened in 1991 and this was the day that it's original signage arrived on site, travelling from it's designers to the bar's location on Fleet Street. This is another photograph that I've come across whilst keeping an eye out for anything with any Bold Street relevance for the forthcoming Bold Street Project exhibition which opens this Friday evening at FACT.
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.
Another Late Night is a Liverpool based magazine that's been building up and up for a few years now to the point that's it's gone from local, through regional to national. The new issue, called 'Show Offs', is the first one that I've contributed content to and I'll show you what that was once the mag's out there. To coincide with the launch there'll be an exhibition featuring the mag's content, and more, on display at Microzine on Bold Street in Liverpool. Opens next Wednesday, normal shop hours!
If anyone is in, near or planning to visit Liverpool at any point then feel free to visit my current exhibition which is on at Metropolitan Bar on Berry Street. I've had photographs up in this pub for the last 2 years but we recently changed them. Hence the title REMIX. Here's 4 but there's another 11 to see. And it's a good pub with a fair few live bands playing and dj sets etc...