these days

Before I made pictures, I made things out of words for a while. Around 1994, I reached a point where I realised I was making words about silence. Then it was time to stop doing that, and to do something else. It took some years to find that making pictures …

What Heaven Looks Like

James Elkins has a thing for artists who have a thing about heaven, it seems. After several years’ neglect of the world of words-on-visual-art, I’ve gone back to see what he’s been up to, to discover that not only are some of his books now available for free download, but …

Headmap

Back when we were doing our social media thing in Tokyo, Caroline introduced me to her friend Ben Russell, who ran a rather excellent site/publication (this was pre-blog) called Headmap, devoted to locative tech and its phenomenology. Lovely stuff. I only met Ben once, when we spent a day walking …

During Sven Väth's set at Cocoon at the O2 for MTV's #someonelineme campaign

MTV #someonelikeme with Cocoon at the O2

Spent Saturday night shooting Sven Väth and friends at The O2 for MTV’s #someonelikeme World AIDS Day party. Thanks to Mariano and the guys at Studio Output for inviting me along. Sven opened his set with Age of Love. The crowd (average age, I’d guess, 20?) went wild. Last time …

Cabin @ The London Edition

Ian Schrager has relaunched the musty Berners Hotel as The London Edition — a sparkling London landmark-to-be. Fittingly, last night the basement club space premiered with London clubland royalty behind the decks, and a dance-floor busy with familiar faces from Vauxhall and Dalston alike. Shame the drinks were wallet-emptyingly expensive, …

Diva at Vogue Fabrics

 Monday is always a quiet night — nice to see Vogue livening things up with a one-off showcase featuring Lavinia Co-Op, A Man To Pet, MJ Woodbridge and NYC legend Joey Arias, all hosted by Jonny Woo. Excellent.

Bistrotheque at ICA’s Subcultures Offsite Show

The ICA’s ‘offsite‘ at the Old Selfridges Hotel attempts to chart the course of the leyline that runs through post-punk, underground clubland, alt.cabaret, street style, and rave. I’m not convinced they’ve achieved so ambitious a cartography: but, in the attempt, they’ve persuaded the luminaries of many a scene to prise …