Nando Messias To Perform Sissy in Paris, November 2011

Nando Messias will be performing his piece Sissy in Paris, in November 2011. I’ve been documenting the development of Sissy since 2009. Sissy is a lovely piece of work, and I’m proud that Nando has used one of my rehearsal images of him for the poster for the show (above), which is running at La Loge, 77 Rue de Charconne, Paris 11, from 8th to 11th November, 2011.

Lovebox 2011 — Sunday

A lovely day in the park (between the torrential showers which appear to have killed the external power pack for my flash), spent backstage with (and in the wings of main stage to shoot) Feral AKA MC Kinky (above — check her bash-tastic new track TWEET RETWEET on Soundcloud) and Jonny Woo, Bourgeois and Maurice and friends, then backstage for the afternoon at the ever-loving NYC Downlow. An excellent day, well-spent. Thanks as always to Lovebox’s Adrian Fillary for AAA press pass, to Scottee for artist passes, and to Caron, Jonny, Liv and George, and to all the Downlow crew …

Paris Acid Ball, Dalston Superstore

If you didn’t make it down last night (or if you did, and don’t want it to end just yet), you should immediately download Squeaky’s mix from Soundcloud, and play it as loudly as you can…. very very nice.

Lindsay Kemp — Hecuba

With the kind support of Nendie Pinto-Duschinsky, director of work-in-progress film Lindsay Kemp’s Last Dance, and David Haughton, I recently travelled to Rome to shoot the dress rehearsal of Ensemble di Micha Van Hoecke’s production of Euripides’s Hecuba, with Lindsay Kemp as Hecuba. I also had a couple of a very pleasant couple of hours’ chat and shooting with Lindsay in his dressing room before the performance.

Lytro Light Field Camera

Yes, Lytro is interesting! Great technology, but why are they building consumer cameras with it, rather than licensing it out and making a fortune from Nikon and Canon? Read my thoughts over at BigShinyThing…

Helen Noir’s I’m Nothing I’m Nobody

After four years shooting at UNDERCONSTRUCTION, I’ve ended up actually involved in the production of a performance. I’m working with Helen Noir [above] to develop the lighting and effects for her upcoming show I’m Nothing, I’m Nobody, at Bistrotheque, 14th June, 2011. Helen describes the show: ‘I’m Nothing I’m Nobody’ is about bitterness, longing and belonging and is written for Helen Noir’s trademark operatic vocals — in this case, original music in the style of a Baroque aria — alongside a dance-influenced soundtrack. For Underconstruction, Helen will present a fragment of this work, still in progress as befits the theme …


Our favourite series of work-in-progress experimental performance is back at Bistrotheque for its 2011 season. Last night included work by Lavinia Co-Op, Claire Benjamin, Ophelia Bitz, Ingenue St John, Pistol & Jack…