There are some Drumzofthesouth photos currently exhibiting at London’s all new, heavyweight, female run VINYL LIBRARY.
Firmly on the pulse of the current vinyl renaissance, The Vinyl Library is a not for profit initiative set-up by long time music lovers and DJs Sophie Austin and Elly Randall who amongst other things, put on a great Garage night called Bump n Flex last year at Canavan’s in Peckham.
Drumzofthesouth is proud to be the first exhibitor to adorn their walls and in keeping the D.O.T.S aesthetic, has chosen a series representing London, vinyl and music through images of DMZ, Digital Mystikz, Loefah, Oneman, Boiler Room and FWD>>.
More information about The Vinyl Library and their activities including film showings and mixing lessons can be found on their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TheVinylLibrary
Really happy to be finishing off my exhibition calender with LAVA. I will be selling some prints alongside work by Ashes57, Tunnidge and loads of other great artists. Merry Buying! xx
I am exhibiting some music inspired photography in NYC alongside works by a heavyweight line-up of visual artists; sad I can’t be there in person!
Rinse FM – Rinse Presents: A Visual Retrospective.
Here is something to look fwd too, no pun intended – a long overdue retrospective of the work of the ever inspiring Shaun Bloodworth & Give Up Art who between them have shaped the visual identity of an entire scene. You know those FWD>> posters in Eastenders right?
I took the above photograph in my bedroom some time around 2004 – 05 . It sort of reads as a story board of that time. Just above Bob Marley and nestled between Roots Manuva and early DMZ flyers is Mos Def. I found he and Roots and a whole load of other Hip Hop legends at at an exhibition at Camden’s Proud Gallery, and took him home to add to my wall – not just because of his handsome face or my love of his music but as a reminder of why I was photographing music.
My reason for posting this picture (which happens to be my screen saver) is because a few days ago, the bigger version of the Mos postcard (below) appeared on facebook, advertising a solo exhibition and book launch of some of the works of Mike Schreiber, the photographer behind the picture.
“he loves taking pictures and hopes to never have another job in his life.”
(Mike Schreiber’s web bio)
The event titled “True Hip Hop,” features 12 photographs from Schreiber’s book of the same name, 12 photos that put full lips, gold teeth and hats and scratched up subway windows to names and faces like Wu Tang, Nas and well, New York City. Perhaps like Mos Def’s lyrical debate over what constitutes Rock n Roll, the exhibition will (perhaps purposefully) cause debate over what is or is not true Hip-Hop, but fingers crossed that most people will let the photos do the rapping.
Further info and photos from last nights launch event can be seen here: http://prote.in/feed/2011/05/true-hip-hop-launch
TRUE Hip-Hop (until May 28)
18 Hewett Street