Film Noir at Ghetto

Helen Noir and Philippos N downstairs, Dickie Beau, A Man To Pet, Ingenue St. John and Nando Messias upstairs. Pix here. We’re counting down the days to their Dalston Superstore takeover — July 3rd.

Hoof and Horn: Nando Messias as Faun

These shots of Nando as the Faun, are the first in a series I’m calling Hoof and Horn. Inspiration? Madame Yevonde‘s Goddesses series, Helen Chadwick, the Ballet Russes, the London underground club scene, the pagans and neo-pagans of Southwark (to whom I owe the project title). The abiding desire: a loosely-framed context within which to lure some of my favourite subjects off the stage, away from the dancefloor, and into the studio. Nando is first. We’ll see where this goes as a project, and I’ll write more about the concept later… This week I’ve also been documenting a performance Nando …

Horse Meat Disco CD

The release date approaches. Quinton at Strut has sent me through the almost-final layout for the CD and accompanying booklet. It looks amazing. Strut is renowned for its attention to detail, and the HMD release does them proud. The CD will include a 20-page booklet, which features some great background on Horse Meat and its founders/residents. It also includes around 20 photos from my archives, and some new shots they commissioned from me especially for this release. The artwork also includes nice photos from Marius Hansen and Peter Podworski. You’ll have to wait until release day to get your hands …

Dickie Beau: Blackouts

Last night, Dickie performed all three of the performances which comprise his Blackouts series, at the RVT. Pix here.

Can Can With Kash Point at Cable

New(ish) Southwark venue Cable continues on its mission: to bring boutique superclub facilities and a kicking sound system to the East End underground scene. Last night saw the debut of Mark Moore and Jerry Bouthier’s night Can Can, with special guests club legends Kash Point. Pix here.