Judging The Hospital Club’s I Love… Competition

I’m judging The Hospital Club‘s upcoming photo competition, I Love…, in the fine company of photographic agent Niall Horton-Stephens, Hospital’s Creative Director Ali Hillman, Founder and Director of the Tenderpixel Gallery Etan Ilfeld, the legendary Princess Julia, and Billy Ray Martin . Concept? Straightforward, and open-ended: At the core of its big, beating heart, this a photography competition, which requires the entrants to take a photograph of something they love and then to write no more than 150 words explaining why they love what they photographed, or perhaps how the photo came about. The idea is to visually capture an …

Lovebox 2010

Thanks to the people running Lovebox 2010, I had a weekend pass to the festival, instructed to come back with “wide shots that show off the scale and beauty of the park” as well as whatever else caught my eye. That’s actually a tricky brief: to get a sense of the scale of Lovebox’s Victoria Park setting, you really need aerial shots. Without access to balloon or microlight, I decided to take the brief as a ‘creative starter’ rather than attempt a too-literal interpretation which would have been doomed to failure or cliche: I was keen to avoid the ‘generic …

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.

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…]

Film Noir, 17 April

Helen Noir, Ingenue St. John and Ma Butcher doing their thing upstairs at the Horse and Groom. We left early and missed Ma playing my favourite Sparx track ever. Next time! Pix here.

Disco Bloodbath Vs Optimo Espacio

London’s Disco Bloodbath teamed up with Glasgow’s finest for the warehouse party of the year (so far). The rave-y vibe wasn’t due only to Optimo’s eclectic dipping into their oldskool record box, although 3am classics from the KLF and their peers brought a huge cheer from the crowd. Nor was it just the underground venue, or the retro laser effects: the people were there for the music, and loving what they heard. The Disco Bloodbath crew always put the music first, hence the Funktion One sound system taking pride of place at the front of the room. Brilliant. Photos here.

Eat Your Heart Out

Relocated from the BGWMC to the much friendlier (not hard) Marie Lloyd Bar at the Hackney Empire, Scottee and some of London’s finest alt.performance stars presented an evening of Polari, poetry, dance, scatology and vomit: something for everyone. Photos here.

G20 Protest in the City, April 1st

I was down at Bank around 1230 to get some shots of the ‘four horses’ arriving. Stuck between police lines, I ended up with a small few decent pictures of the first surge forward, and the police response. A couple of these photos have been picked up by Indymedia for their coverage of the day.

Slave to Fashion

We dropped into Slave to Fashion at BBB last night, on our way to Gutterslut (where someone knocked a pint of beer onto my flash battery and shorted it out, so no photos from Images!). Russella and Ryan Styles were hosting. Pix here.