It's quite a thing stopping people in the street or anywhere else in public and asking them for a portrait. I'm really only just learning to do it. It's completely different to asking people at events if they would like their portrait taken - generally people are used to seeing photographers at events and much of the time, welcome it. I decided to bite the bullet and start taking portraits of people in Hastings & St Leonard's, where I have lived since last year.
Some photos from Full Flow event at Corsica Studios last month. Portraits of ERSATZ, East Man and A.G plus a few of the vibes from the club. I tried to capture some of the essence of what makes a club a club. I also captured some portraits of some of the LCC students in attendance at the event - they'll be posted at another time :).
It's Valentine's Day and I remember that in 2006, I crowdsourced a loved-up Dubstep & Grime playlist from The Dubstep Forum to post on the Drumz Of The South* blog that I published at the time. So I thought I'd dig it out for you! It's a great alternative to the cheese! Happy Valentine's Day! Love GC.
Here's a moment from the Who Want's A Rewind? installation at Tate Modern last week (Jan 26th). A moment when I looked up to see lots of people dancing in a dark room to amazing music playing on a solid PA.
Throughout January, I had the huge pleasure of supporting the Graphic Media Design BA course at London College of Communication. The unit that I'm involved with is inspired by Jeffrey Boakye's Quietus article The Poet Laureate is up for Renewal: Could Grime Be The Answer and his subsequent book Hold Tight, a fantastically written exploration of Grime via 50+ key songs. The project is also taking in Paul Gilroy's essay attached to Eastman's latest release Red, White & Zero.
Drumzofthesouth has a date with Tate !! 26th January 2018 As part of TateExchange x stancepodcast I’ll be showing images from the Drumzofthesouth archive alongside a playlist that will transport you back to the deep dark dance floors of 2005 !