Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Folk Ibiza Pre-Party.

As Folk is having a festival in Ibiza this July, from Friday 25th June - Sunday 27th June 2010 we decided to have a massive weekend party to try and grab a final few ticket sales.
Folk aready has palm trees, so, to persuade the world that Ibiza is the place to be, we also threw some sand on the floor and made a beach. Oh, and made our own sangria, froze some ice pops for everyone, had DJ sets from our in-house vinyl musicians, cooked homemade BBQ food, bought various beach-related items, and accepted payment in Euros.

Looks like fun, no?...

Monday, 7 June 2010

Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance and the Camera.

"Exposed offers a fascinating look at pictures made on the sly, without the explicit permission of the people depicted."
London's Tate Modern currently has an intriguing exhibition on display which I would very much like to visit. From 28th May to 3rd October the general public can catch a glimpse of all the pictures we were never meant to see. I am expecting the ultimate in privacy invasion, with lots of sex and drugs and policemen. The sections of the exhibition are 'The Unseen Photographer', 'Celebrity and the Public Gaze', 'Voyeurism and Desire', 'Witnessing Violence', and 'Surveillance'. The Tate's latest taboo show appears to be crafting an uncomfortable relationship between the audience and the unsuspecting subject - our hunger for the secretive is obviously going to be overfed to the point where some onlookers will become just as much in the wrong as the photographers and CCTV cameras.

Work is on show from war photographerAlexander Gardner, early 20th century celebrity snapper Weegee, contemporary photographer Alison Jackson, fashion imagery icons Guy Bourdin and Helmut Newton, and plennnty more.

Wednesday, 2 June 2010