I chose 3 photographs from a collection which I shot recently of an artist, Alex Burrows-McGill painting a live performance of Beth Radish. The resulting photographs, inspired by the other 2 artists, resembled the paintings, in their texture & movement and this was enhanced when Colourstream printed them onto fine art water colour paper.
The whole piece: performance, painting & photography were called ‘Painting the Female Nude’
Elena Saorin, the writer/director of upcoming DOLLS short film. Hosted a Steampunk themed, interactive theatrical fundraiser at the Rock Inn, Brighton.
DOLLS is a beautiful story about the adventures of a human doll and her companions, three Teddies, isolated from the world in an old Victorian house. Until one day, the doll receives a note from the outside world.
Elena and her performers Pyratrix Circus and arts collective Circus Kinetica took over 2 floors at the Rock Inn last Sat, with Dickensian Steampunk. It was beautiful seeing so many people come together for a project they loved and believed in. I was lighting their set in the day and came back to photograph the event at night. The public’s reaction to the performers interacting with them was glorious…screaming, laughing & staring, they realised the more you interacted with them the more you got out of the experience. People learnt to take a leap of faith into an unknowns hands and seeing where they take you.
Just developed what was in my minolta and found this…when I assisted my friend Pete Emery on an artists shoot, in the Marlborough Little Theatre. Me and little dog took some photos of the shoot, which later went into Oskar Bright film festival.
I took Diana around with me during xmas, she was with us for present unwrapping in leeds, in the cotswolds with family and when Angie cam to stay in dec and we took photos on the pier with a slow shutter rides.
The Hidden Nautilus Descends…Steampunk at The Marlborough
I reviewed this night for a magazine in Dec (p73) and I came back for more on Sat night. It’s strange and sexy neo-Victorian bizarre burlesque and boylesque. Hosted by the camp, colouful chappie, Tarik.
The theatre upstairs in the Marlborough was rammed, so getting in early for April 7th is a must, you can treat yourself to the Hidden Steampunk Market from 5pm and drinking in the downstairs bar. Adv tickets £6.50.
These were some of my favourite portraits at Brighton Tattoo Convention 2012. Thanks to those lovely people who came along, to Woody who let me photograph at his convention & my girlie who was my sidekick!
After 6 months of Touring America, the band come back for a packed out Christmas gig. They are back in the U.S.A next week. Follow them on Twitter and guitarist Matthew Baxter for his beautiful photos @MattMojoBaxter
Bent Double is a monthly comedy night at Brighton’s komedia. MC’d by Zoe Lyons. This is part of my review for next months g3 magazine. Julie Jepson, Claire Parker and the Raymond & Mr. Timpkin revue also performed to a PACKED room. I was still nursing a hangover and kept darting around getting photos, leaving my poor friend by himself, nursing his hangover & chips.