Cold Light Of Day are a brand new band featuring former Hybird and Echoboy singer songwriter Richard Warren forming a 'Nottingham supergroup' with Huw Costin. This is Richard when he was known as Echoboy and this photo was taken a few years ago in The Barfly in Liverpool.
Work was a bit mad, to say the least, last year and the use of images keeps on coming but this Liverpool Phil image is a highlight of the year that I've been waiting to publish for a while now. As well as working on my own book and the 366 book project, I was also working on the first complete history of the RLPO which includes lots of my photographs of the orchestra at work in 2008 as well as a series of portraits of individual members and this group shot taken over on The Wirral. The book is out at the end of March and will coincide with an exhibition of the photography in the Grand Foyer Bar at the hall itself. The Original Liverpool Sound is being published by Liverpool University Press and, even if I do say so myself, it looks great! I'll publish some more of these images nearer to the book being published.
Now I ain't no Barry Norman but 'Kicks', the last film in the Digital Departures series, was premiered at FACT last night and it was one of the best things I've seen in ages. The screenplay, written by Leigh Campbell pictured here, was amazing and the film's photography was stunning. Aside from that Liverpool looked great in it, the main actress Kerrie Hayes is a serious star in the making, the soundtrack featured loads of Ladytron tracks and some by somebody that sort of sounded like Shack but wasn't and the story went from being very funny to very dark, very very quickly. To be honest I didn't know what to expect but I came away last night thinking, at the risk of sounding like Billy Butler, how great Liverpool is and how much talent there is in the city. Gush gush etc.....On top of that Terry Hall was there too which was just an added bonus for what could of been just another Monday night. I also don't know what happens next with this film but keep an eye out for it, go see it and tell more people about it!
The opera singer Elena Dee was in Liverpool yesterday to meet some of the children from the Elliot Clarke School who are performing with her in a forthcoming version of Tosca which will be on at The Empire at the beginning of December. This first meeting between the singer and the children was at Liverpool Cathedral as the opera itself is set in a cathedral.
Tessa Hoffe is a filmmaker. She grew up in New Zealand, went to film school in New York, lives in Cuba with her husband Alberto Yoel Garcia who is an actor and spends up to 4 months a year in Liverpool directing Hollyoaks! She has been working on and off with Hollyoaks for over 5 years and has previously directed Shortland Street, Coronation Street and Grange Hill. With her latest stint on the Chester based soap drawing to a close she'll be leaving Lark Lane again to work on some personal projects back in Cuba.
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Last night saw Merseyside ACME celebrate their 10th birthday with a great event at Room on Old Hall Street. ACME exists to support and nurture the creative industries on Merseyside and has helped me many times over the year including supporting the Eighthundred project last year. For the birthday, I was commissioned to produce 10 portraits to be displayed on the night and in a brochure. This one is of Nina and Claire from Nook & Willow.
The new Liverpool.com magazine, as well as having the jump shoot in it, had a feature about the city's 'bright young things'. Whilst some are stretching the use of the wrd 'young', they're defo all bright enough. One was Impact's Kate Smith who I'm including here as they never used this photo in the piece. And I wanted to point out that I did the pics as there wasn't a credit on the article! Others include the singer Alice Klar, design agency Black & Ginger, furniture designer Anna Lockwood and photographer Helen Palmer.