great selection of shots from Jamie, telling the story of his life as ever.
Polaroids may be old fashioned but I'm sure they'll be here for a long time to come.
One A Day Portrait of London, from photographers across the city
Saturday, 30 June 2007
the direct gaze is what has caught me here, as well as the little mona lisa style smile.
For me, this is one of Eamon's best. i don't know whether it's the photogenic nature of the guy's face, the symmetry, or the timeless outfit - or everything together. Superb.
Sunday, 24 June 2007
such a well composed and well put together shot, whether for publicity material, mock-up, project, first album cover - works for them all really.
A great eye for composition, the frame reall helps steer the photo to the live people - the centre of attention - rather than the icon on the wall. Bring on the Broken Biscuit Club!
another great double from Jamie, at a gig at the brand new Wembley Stadium.
Popularity seems to be a problem for bands - personally I'd rather see music in a more intimat evenue, btu then again, if they're good, they can get popular, hence the need for the stadium show. The price of fame.
Brian Haw takes performance to another level - or rather, protest as performance. For the past six years he has occupied spae in Parliament Square protesting about the Blair government and the war in Iraq.
Now we have a change in Prime Minister, might he go?
I'm not sure he'd agree with my term "performance" for his protest - but I guess he wants to be noticed and his presence felt - the same as a performer in many ways.
Love this direct portrait of a protester on Charing Cross Road.
This week I've concentrated on the cultural scene around London, something the city is famous for and proud of. This guy is protesting against the closure of the Astoria Theatre, a famous venue right by Centre Point. it's seen many famous bands play over the years and now they want to turn it into offices and shops.
Many London music venues are in danger of being closed, because of their financial inviability. it really would be a pity to see so many go, the city really doesn't need more shops or offices thank you very much.
Monday, 11 June 2007
What a fab shot, just from a little camera. This is what 2007 is to me. All of these girls looking fab, helping their friend get ready for her big day.
It's been submitted to the How We Are Now exhibition on now at Tate Britain. I really recommend it, it's fascinating, a great introduction to famous and not-so-famous names in British photography. Also, it explores documentary and portrait photography, like most of these shots here, as well as British landscape and still-life photography.
You can also submit your photos to be shown on big screens at the end of the exhibition - so long as they were taken in Britain - check out the flickr group - http://www.flickr.com/groups/howwearenow/