The four seasons

Being so much focussed in my multiple projects I seem to make one update per season, here is autumn for you, and featuring some interesting mix!

On this entry a fair amount of video, as I worked a lot on this aspect lately. A selection of recent works with two very interesting interviews here. First was the interview of fashion designer and artist Hussein Chalayan at the opening of his exhibition at Lisson Gallery in London, interviewed by Greg Hilty, curatorial director of the gallery. The exhibition “I Am Sad Leyla (Üzgünüm Leyla)” is still running at the Lisson Gallery until the 2nd of October 2010.

Second interview was even more special as it was the Right Honourable Tony Benn MP, iconic British political figure of the left, interviewed by none else than Nicky Wire of the band Manic Street Preachers, a notoriously iconic pop rock band of the left too! As one can imagine a very interesting discussion follows.
This was set up with the brilliant music web zine The Quietus.

Among other recent works I covered Run DMC’s Rev Run party at Aqua Kyoto for the launch of his Foot Locker RUN NYC collection, with many personalities present including Mark Ronson, Keisha Buchanan, Shingai Shoniwa (Noisettes), Roisin Murphy, Paloma Faith, Amber Rose, Tim Westwood, Jamelia or Emily Atack.

Mark Ronson at Rev Run's Party at Aqua, Sept 21 2010

Mark Ronson at Rev Run's Party at Aqua, Sept 21 2010

Keisha Buchanan at Rev Run's Party at Aqua, Sept 21 2010

Mark Ronson at Rev Run's Party at Aqua, Sept 21 2010

And another unlikely meet last week when I ended up throwing the ball in the nets, taking my first lesson of cricket from the boys of Scouting For Girls while covering their game with England cricket team players Tim Bresnan and James “Jimmy” Anderson at Lord’s cricket field.

Scouting For Girls for a nets game at Lords on Sept. 23 2010

Scouting For Girls for a nets game at Lords on Sept. 23 2010

Scouting For Girls for a nets game at Lords with Tim Bresnan and James Anderson on Sept. 23 2010

Scouting For Girls for a nets game at Lords with Tim Bresnan and James Anderson on Sept. 23 2010

Scouting For Girls for a nets game at Lord's with Tim Bresnan and James Anderson on Sept. 23 2010

Scouting For Girls for a nets game at Lord's with Tim Bresnan and James Anderson on Sept. 23 2010

Scouting For Girls at Lord's museum posing with the Ashes on Sept. 23 2010

Scouting For Girls at Lord's museum posing with the Ashes on Sept. 23 2010

Yet another mix of styles, when serving British army soldiers become pop stars.
I photographed Warner Bros’ successful trio The Soldiers at the Royal Albert Hall a few months ago and joined them again recently for a charity giving at Twickenham’s Royal Military School of Music where they were giving a cheque to ‘Armed Forces Charities (ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, Help For Heroes, Royal British Legion) to celebrate the announcement that their second album ‘Letters Home’ will be released on 25 October.

The Soldiers at the Royal Military School of Music, August 20 2010

The Soldiers at the Royal Military School of Music, August 20 2010

The Soldiers giving to charities at the Royal Military School of Music, August 20 2010

The Soldiers giving to charities at the Royal Military School of Music, August 20 2010

And when a rock god meets a crowd of young alternative artists you get a juicy Halloween party.
Alice Cooper was in town choosing the lucky performers to join him on stage for his Halloween’s Night of Fears on October 31st at the Roundhouse. This very unusual casting was taking place at London Dungeon and featured a bunch of the best freaks trying to get the rockstar to faint from seeing them hammer nails in their nose, dance on broken glass or stick needles in their body!

Alice Cooper casting for freaks at the London Dungeon

Alice Cooper casting for freaks at the London Dungeon

A last word about an ongoing Burning Head project I’m co-producing with my good friend the talented Franck Trebillac, the new music video for Stretta on the label Clear Notice which is due to be released in the iPad application compilation Enter Calico soon. It looks great and I can’t wait to post it here when it will be released!

New Burning Head video in the making, for Stretta on Clear Notice

New Burning Head video in the making, for Stretta on Clear Notice

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