Sunday, 28 December 2008
A little known fact about Mica. . she makes a mean cup of tea.
I went round to hang out with her one wintery day before Christmas. I didn't know much about her before I met her but played Golden Phone on repeat when I first heard it. She is super cool, funny and polite. She has a customised guitar covered in tippex and a box of unusual instruments. We took this image for the front cover in her bedroom and then met up with Marc and Raisa aka The Shapes. Their bright t shirts made the sun come out for a few brief and precious moments.
Thursday, 18 December 2008
Wednesday, 17 December 2008
Sunday, 14 December 2008
I saw my aunt today and as she was leaving she told me there was a song that she would always remember as my mum and dad's song in the 70's. She couldn't properly recall the name of the artist so after a little investigation I found out it was Judy Tzuke. Here is a clip of her from Glastonbury in 1982 and some pictures of my mum and dad as I would like to remember them together, young and in love when they were about 18. .
Tuesday, 10 June 2008
Monday, 2 June 2008
Delaine and I were first introduced by David James and by Cathy Lomax at Transition Gallery. Delaine and her husband Damian are both incredible artists and two of my favourite people in the whole world. Our first meeting was arranged on the phone, they came over to my flat on a Sunday afternoon for a cup of tea at about 4pm. I think they left at midnight. We collaborated together on a book called "Room" to accompany Delaine's first solo show at the Transition Gallery. This project could not have worked if we had not had an instant connection as I spent a period of several months living in their house which they will tell you themselves is tiny and full to the brim with all their collected treasures . The fact that these two produce the volume and quantity of work there that they do is amazing in itself.
Cathy has written an excellent piece about Delaine
and you can see more of her work on the following site
I met Delaine and Damian today as they were giving prizes to the poster winners for Gypsy Roma Traveller History Month at the House Of Lords.
We met up at this strange David Lynch style cafeteria underground near Westminster. I took a series of pictures but when I got home they had mysteriously vanished from my camera.
Sunday, 1 June 2008
Went round to Sanna's yesterday. We drank coffee and she made salad with grilled asparagus and cheese. She showed all the pictures she took when she followed Slayer around and we listened to the Stones. Funny because Slayer's management would not let her anywhere near the band themselves. She has got some beautiful pictures of their fans, some in an incredible utopian landscape.... Slovinian woodland. I would love to see these in a book.
Wednesday, 28 May 2008
Here are some pictures of some of those special folks...
Tuesday, 6 May 2008
Sunday, 4 May 2008
A beautiful night..
Sunday, 27 April 2008
Yoga is a beautiful thing to behold when the person demonstrating defies gravity with such effortlessness. I feel I have a long way to go but felt inspired and energised by the end.
A walk in the sun home and then a trip to Kings Cross on the 30 bus with Lula. The sky was an indigo blue and we sat on the wall outside the Rocket party across the road from a partition that seemed to mark the end of the world. Feelings have run high this week with so much love going out to Lizzie.
Perhaps because of this it was strange to be out but the alcohol was anaethetizing and when we left to dance at Susumu's it felt good. Cat and I drew love hearts with our city stained hands.