*Music History for your Walls*

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*MUSIC HISTORY FOR YOUR WALLS* Limited Edition prints – Dubstep & Grime 2004-2005 now available to purchase- http://drumzofthesouth.bigcartel.com/
This one’s of SKEPTA & Plastician at FWD>>

I put up a few of my early Dubstep and Grime images on Big Cartel, to make it easier for people who request prints of them. They’re all from around 2004-2005, all taken in London on Digital camera – at Plastic People except for the one of the lathe, which was captured at Transition Mastering Studios, on film.

Photography shows the passage of time…

Smoking is now banned in UK clubs; Plastic People is now closed; DMZ, who feature in one of the pictures minus Coki celebrate 10 years this year; Skepta and Boy Better Know are leading Grime’s renaissance – the genre never went anywhere, but it’s seemingly in a new chapter, as highlighted by Skepta and BBK on stage with Kanye West at The Brit Awards earlier this year.

Transition Mastering Studios is still in Forest Hill, still captained by Jason. I visited him last year as part of a photo series about Mastering Houses for FACT – he’s still as busy as ever, still trusted by hundreds of producers and DJ’s to produce weightly, soulful low-end; what HAS changed for him and most of the other studios I visited however, is that engineers are increasingly working alone, without the producer or DJ next to them. Also, bedroom producers are now often trying to master music on their own, with sonically disastrous consequences. It’s the internet age.

As for my work – it’s evolved, as it should; I don’t blog as much and have started working with film (fruits of labour, will ripen soon). I still love anything to with cities, am still moved by London and it’s layers of narratives and history, my work is published frequently, I am commissioned often and am always looking for new publications to work with, especially print media as it is King (Monocle, I’m looking at you right now). More than anything else, I love that people buy my images for their walls. I have a new website… www.georginacook.net

dmz 10

DMZ 10

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Today is the 100th birthday anniversary Billie Holiday

Happy belated birthday, Billie.

Fans in a Flashbulb

Herman Leonard, Billie Holiday, NYC, 1949, (2007.90.65)

(c) Herman Leonard Photography, LLC

Today is the 100th birthday anniversary of Billie Holiday. Billie Holiday was born on April 7, 1915 and died on July 17, 1959 in New York City.

Herman Leonard website.
Great Fansinaflashbulb post on Herman Leonard.
A week long centennial broadcast can be heard on WKCR, here.

From “Forget If You Can” (Len Joy, Kay Upham, Jack Manus) recorded by Billie Holiday on May 11, 1938:

Don’t you remember
All the silly things we used to do
The way we laughed
When we were photographed
As Handsome Hal and his tintype gal

The Teddy Wilson led recordings, starting in July 1935, continuing with the recordings made under Billie Holiday’s leadership, and, starting in 1937, all of the recordings with Lester Young, (including songs like “Twenty-Four Hours a Day,” “Eeny, Meeny, Miny…

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More Music History in photos… Acid House Ravers + More

Photos of very happy ravers during the Second Summer of Love (1988-1990), by David Swindells, via Mashable http://mashable.com/2014/11/15/acid-house-raves.

Wonder if they knew how influential that music would be, or how much people that were too young to be there, wish they were older!

The photos led me to PYMCA (Photographic Youth Music Culture Archive)… I got lost there for a while. They’ve contributed all of the images in an exhibition named Breaking The Mould at The Southbank this weekend… I’ll be there.

Teds in Croydon copyright Chris Steele-Perkins

On  similar tip is a small exhibition in the Print Sales room at The Photographer’s Gallery, which includes Chris Steele-Perkins photo of Ted’s in Croydon…it’s also free. London’s kind to us.

Talking to Hark…

“When I started photographing the dubstep scene, you could smoke in clubs. We took that for granted. Smoking in clubs, I’m pretty sure affected the music in clubs and affected the way you’d experience it. Then the ban came in and then the scene changed in a way. Now you look back the pictures and you’re like, oh god people are smoking in doors. That’s a good example of the wider political changes you see in documentary photography. “

Here’s a recording of me chatting to Hark1aran about Photography, London, Music and more, in Crystal Palace’s Boyce Da Roca cafe.  Spot the Bohemian Rhapsody moment….