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*MUSIC HISTORY FOR YOUR WALLS*- Limited Edition prints

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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. 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…

©GC Lathe

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; Wiley enjoyed big success, retired then broke his retirement; Skepta and Boy Better Know are leading a Grime 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.

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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 and increasingly appears in documentaries; commissions are building up and I enjoy researching new publications to work with, especially print media as it is King. For stills, I use the same digital camera that I have used for a few years, updating it with new lenses- it’s battered to the point where the staff in Jessops were cooing over it last week – too many photographer’s in their opinion are obsessed with the latest technology. More than anything else, I love that people collect my images for their walls, it’s the most satisfying feeling. Lastly, I have a new website… www.georginacook.net

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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.

More Music Photography Gold

“Photographing the UK’s Free Party Raving Crew” on VICE.

http://www.vice.com/en_uk/read/molly-macindoes-out-of-order-rave-photos-659/165038

Molly Macindoe shot the free party scene in the late 90’s and early 00’s. I love the images – they’re happy. They remind me of why I shoot music events and artists myself…the hope that people will look at them in the future and see a bit of history that may otherwise go unseen.

Special mention to the picture of Streatham Cinema, in 2001. I was well and truly working full time from a newspaper office around the corner at the time, just goes to show how things can pass by you by.