Directed by Josie Rourke (Coriolanus) it is based on Choderlos de Laclos’ novel of sex, intrigue and betrayal in pre-revolutionary France which scandalised the world in 1782. Two hundred years later, Christopher Hampton’s irresistible adaptation swept the board, winning the Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for Best Play. Josie Rourke’s revival now marks the play’s thirty year anniversary.
If you’re not already in the know, we think it’s time to introduce you to ‘Record of the Day‘ artist Benga – a dubstep music producer from London – and at only 25 he’s accomplished way too much for his few years.
Amit & Naroop were the guys behind the lens, capturing these colourful and playful images in preparation for his forthcoming album.
This weekend Dean Chalkley will be in Margate to celebrate our great British Youth Culture Heritage as the Dreamland Trust opens the doors for its Soul Town Weekend and marks the 48th anniversary of the youth riots that took place in British seaside towns around the UK during Whitsun bank holiday weekend in 1964.
Soul tunes will be buzzing across various venues in Margate’s iconic Old Town vintage quarter along with special screenings of Dean Chalkley’s award-winning film, Young Souls, plus his latest film, The New Faces: A Short Film – a documentary showcasing the continuing popularity of the sixties-born youth cult and a study of eight Mods bound together by a shared passion for smart dressing, rare soul, socialising and dancing.
And if that wasn’t enough, the Soul Town Weekend coincides with the opening of Tracey Emin’s first major solo exhibition at Turner Contemporary…much British culture to see and do!
Red Raven Extreme Metal Night
Firefly Jive night
Seagrave Victorian Dance Society
Dance master at Liverpool Adelphi
Photographer Jay Brooks‘ has an unusual desire to seek out and capture the dancing beat of the British nation; celebrating the young and old, weird and wonderful, those who gather for competition or purely for the love of it.
This is an ongoing personal project which sees Jay “traveling across the country, staying in travel lodges and eating a lot of service station sandwiches in a desperate attempt to find the groove…. which is often alive and well and getting down in a village hall somewhere off the A56!!”
There’s more to come culminating in an exhibition soon but for now you can keep up to date here.
It’s been a while but The Darkness are officially back. As you can imagine it was an interesting and colourful day on set for photographer Scarlet Page who has worked with the band extensively and spent the most of 2004 as the Darkness’ official photographer.
More photos to be revealed as the August release date of the new album approaches, but don’t miss the opportunity to see the boys squeezing into their usual leathers and catsuit to support the Queen of costumes, Lady Gaga, for her European tour.
Read more about it and get your tickets on the Guardian.
We are very pleased to present the cover of Amy MacDonald’s new album, Life in a Beautiful Light, which was shot by the very talented Pip.
The album is due out a month today at which point we’ll be able to show you more images from this ‘beautiful’ shoot which recently took place on a rare sunny day in a South-East coastal town. Phew!
A man of many talents, Pip then flew to Spain where he also directed the video for Amy MacDonald’s new single, ‘Slow it Down’, which you can watch here.
As the current issue of Uncut went on sale they were celebrating 15 years since its first issue, this time with Dexys Midnight Runners cover feature. They’ve been around for the duration as has photographer Dean Chalkley been a fan so it was a beautiful coming of age story and collaboration.
Cracker interview and photos so go grab your copy of Uncut now!
Last week the clouds broke and the sun gods were shining as we were on location for the Farah Vintage AW12 shoot with photographer Gavin Watson.
These fine young lads had been handpicked out of 100’s who entered the ‘Citizens of Farah’ Facebook campaign and we were impressed to say the least – cool, calm and unnervingly comfortable in front of the camera – how do they do it!?
This only a sneak peak but we’ll be back with more when the full Farah Vintage AW12 collection is launched.
Photographed by Rebecca Miller in the early hours of the wee morning at J Sheekey, ‘Lifelong insomniac Hannah Betts has enough of late-night tossing and turning, and heads out to see what 24-hour London has to offer.’
Read the full story and get the insomniac’s guide to late night London.
We are very pleased to announce…Hush Puppies has unveiled ‘Hemingway Design for Hush Puppies’ AW12 – a premium standalone men’s footwear collection – with photography by Dean Chalkley, whose images of British club and dance subcultures inspired the ‘look’ of the campaign.
Spearheaded by Jack Hemingway, senior designer at HemingwayDesign, his creative direction for the brands visual identity draws specifically from Dean’s widely acclaimed personal projects, The New Faces in 2010 – a study of 8 young Mods living the mod life now – followed by Young Souls in 2011 – a beautifully observed short film and stills exhibition on the contemporary Northern Soul scene.
On why Dean was specifically approached to be involved, Jack Hemingway said; “Dean’s flawless knowledge of British youth culture and eye for design detail made him the obvious choice to shoot the HemingwayDesign for Hush Puppies campaign. The results are wonderful!”
With over fifty years of tradition, for Hush Puppies this new collaboration, and Hemingway’s fresh interpretation of their aesthetics and standards of quality, propels them into a new era of style.
Julie Bradley, EMEA Marketing Manager for Hush Puppies, commented; “Hush Puppies are honored to have worked with Dean on this project. He is a consummate professional and has created imagery that is exciting and will be used across all platforms of media for this campaign.”
Watch behind the scenes here – http://vimeo.com/39261843