Friday 21 March 2014

Sunday 23rd March: "Dancing With A Madman" Leyman Lahcine private view at Pelicans and Parrots

"Pelicans Black" the monochrome sister-store to "Pelicans & Parrots" has had an intervention of illustration across the walls with a Posca pen in the hand of new London resident Leyman Lahcine.  The Parisian artist and menswear designer has arrived in the capital via New York and made his mark-making debut at Chuko's East End curiosity shop.   Leyman's surreal and Lear story-telling style,  weaves in and out of the artifacts on display, connecting dashes and dots from the window, across the ceiling to a wall of framed works.    The annotated anatomically sketched show entitled "Dancing With A Madman"  is a teaser to the type of fun that can be had in the secret Rum Shop bar concealed in the basement.  After the private view on thursday evening the party continued thru the Mr.Ben changing room door, down the stairs to a set of Paloma Faith spinning tunes and celebrating her new album release from the previous week.  So fire up your MP3 player with Paloma's "A Perfect Contradiction" and head to Hackney to discover the dotted discombobulated characters of "Dancing With A Madman".  ........... open till April 3rd.

Pelicans Black, 81 Stoke Newington Road, London, N16 8AD. Tel. 020 7249 9177

(Photos by me, except black'n'white by Chuko & private-view group shot from Seye) 

Thursday 20 March 2014

Thursday 20th March - The Fashionable Selby Book Release

A few pictures of Todd Selby's latest book "The Fashionable Selby" for which he spent two years travelling the globe, visiting the homes and ateliers of fantastical fashion folk.  I was one of his subjects on a London location shoot and here are the pages of the feature.  Check out the complete book which is available now and documents the inside world of international creatives that span disciplines from stylists, shoe-makers, set designers, couture sequiners .......................  

Monday 17 March 2014

Monday 17th March: Postcards from Austin- Anushka @ SXSW Part 3

Signing off from Austin, Texas are Anushka who have wrapped up their stint at South By South West music festival.  You can catch up with them in the UK when their next EP is unveiled on vinyl at Record Store Day ............. find out more news at their Twitter and Facebook.
Thanks to Victoria for contributing her photo diary from the festival and their US adventures!