Film Noir 21st August

Featuring Helen Noir and Ben Pistor downstairs, with A Man To Pet, Dickie Beau and Nando Messias upstairs, and a literally pop-up performance by Ms Noir. Pix here.

HMD interview on RA…

Good interview with the ever-charming Jim and James from HMD in Resident Advisor today. Nice that they’ve also used one of my photos from the mayhem that was Horse Meat’s 2008 NYE party at Cargo…

Horse Meat Disco Album Launch Party

It’s out! Available at all the usual places, online and off. Get yourself a copy. The launch party was held last night at — of course — The Eagle in Vauxhall. Some photos from the event here. Also a reminder that I’ve put together a little slideshow of the photos HMD and label Strut commissioned from me for the release.

« L’âme humaine se meut et luit »

A few days ago, I accompanied Ms Noir to the Wellcome Library. The Library is a fabulous resource: while Helen researched for her upcoming show (see below), I spent the day investigating spirit photography and mediæval gem lore. EXHIBIT: Hyppolite Baraduc, early photographer of the soul and its emanations. Here, he describes his technique (quoted in Invention of Hysteria: Charcot and the Photographic Iconography of the Salpetriere): Baraduc. I love your images. Are your books available in English? I hesitate to look. May you remain, as do your fêted photographs of the soul, somewhere in my imagination, as water is …

Horse Meat Disco Album featured in i-D Magazine

The current issue of i-D includes a half-page full-page feature on the forthcoming HMD album, illustrated with some of the photos Strut commissioned from me for the accompanying booklet. Hunt it down, and make sure you’re at the Eagle Sunday 8th August for the launch party. [Above: Ernesto poses with a 7-inch. Click for more photos from the shoot…]

Eat Your Heart Out at Field Day

Scottee’s fabulous night of alternative performance, teleported to a tent, Saturday afternoon, in a field, in the rain. Who would have thought?! It worked brilliantly. Performances from Scottee himself, Annabel Sings, Nando Messias, Masumi Tipsy Saito, Theo Adams, The Tenor Ladies… loved it. Pix here.

Caligula

Jim Warboy and Leo Belicha’s night at the rather wonderful Bath House in Bishopsgate. Only a very few pix as we had to go home for an early start Saturday — wished I could have stayed until the end. Pix here.