Paul Gorman is…

Rabble-rousing Caroline Coon, grim-faced editors and Eric The Tramp: Inside Oz and the obscenity trial with Joe Stevens

Jul 9th, 2016
IMG_0118

//Activist/artist Caroline Coon leads protests outside the Central Criminal Court during the Oz trial, summer 1971. Photo: Joe Stevens. No reproduction without permission //

Photographer Joe Stevens has dug deep into his archive for these three gems from his time with the underground press in London in the early 70s.

IMG_0121

//Oz editors (from left) Jim Anderson, Richard Neville and the late Felix Dennis in serious discussion during the trial, 1971. Photo: Joe Stevens. No reproduction without permission//

New Yorker Stevens had already made a name for himself at radical weekly The East Village Other before pitching up in London and contributing to International Times, Oz and Friends (which changed into Frendz in 1971). Later Stevens moved on to the music press and in particular New Musical Express, where he was often partnered with the likes of Charles Shaar Murray (ex-Oz) and Nick Kent (ex-Frendz).

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Maximum cool: Paul Yule’s photojournalism casts creative figures in a new light

Apr 27th, 2016
12912839_153579818373070_1328874058_n

//Fashion designer Vivienne Westwood at Paul Yule’s studio in Berwick Street, Soho, central London, 1980//

11820656_898682230201049_1249491297_n

//Filmmaker Alex Cox directing an Oxford University Dramatic Society production of Bertholt Brecht’s The Resistable Rise Of Arturo Ui, 1975//

Here are just a few examples of the riches presented by photojournalist/filmmaker Paul Yule’s highly recommended Instagram feed @paul_yule.

10005581_207163609643667_858361359_n

//Bow Wow Wow singer Anabella L’win and manager Malcolm McLaren at L’Escargot restaurant in Greek Street, Soho, immediately prior to the group signing with RCA Records, 1981//

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Photography in a period of transition: London’s creative community captured down the decades in David Gwinnutt’s Portraits Trouvés

Apr 22nd, 2016
IMG_4252 - Version 2

//Siouxsie Sioux, 42 Arlington Square, N1, 1982. © David Gwinnutt//

Corinne Day

//”This was taken in hospital when she had the brain tumour but oddly seems to reflect the end of that heroin chic period.” The late photographer Corinne Day, Whitechapel Hospital, east London, 1996. © David Gwinnutt//

Timberlina_edited-4

//Timberlina, east London 2009. © David Gwinnutt//

Photographer David Gwinnutt’s new show Portraits Trouvés at north London estate agency Currell provides documentation of the drastic transformation of our city through portraiture of some of the leading lights in arts and culture from the 80s to the 10s.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Available now: Limited edition prints of two breathtaking David Parkinson works

Mar 4th, 2016

Gorman_13.tif (6)
David Parkinson
The Continental Bentley, Club International, Volume 3, No 5, 1974
Photo satin print poster
Ed. 20 + 5 AP
Printed 2016
£90 VAT INCLUSIVE

036
David Parkinson
Untitled
Entry for final year project, photography course, Regent Street Polytechnic, 1970
Photo satin print poster
Ed. 20 + 5 AP
Printed 2016
£90 VAT INCLUSIVE

“David Parkinson’s sensuous, gritty photographs challenge the viewer to conflate sex with advertising”
Maisie Skidmore, Another Magazine

Two breathtaking works by the late fashion photographer David Parkinson are being made available in a special limited edition to coincide with The Conformist, the exhibition currently staged at Mayfair’s Belmacz Gallery.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , ,

Ted Polhemus: More street style delights posted on his digital archive

Mar 2nd, 2016

Brian Griffin: Capitalist Realism opens today at Steven Kasher Gallery

Feb 25th, 2016
0c1d04cddc7366ed1c8fdd5487a12eb9

//Rush Hour London Bridge, London, 1974. Vintage gelatin silver print, printed c. 1974 12 x 16in//

9dddbb6f4c80c4f454f85e696b79b0e7

//Martin, Elsynge Road, Wandsworth, London, 1977. Gelatin silver print, printed January 2016 20 x 16in//

It’s exciting to note the opening today of photographer Brian Griffin’s first US solo show, Capitalist Realism at New York’s Steven Kasher Gallery.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , ,

Victor Burgin: UK76 at Richard Saltoun and Burgin/Barthes at John Hansard

Dec 2nd, 2015
Burgin-UK76a

//Cut The Cost Of Living, UK76, Victor Burgin, 1976//

The work of artist Victor Burgin is undergoing re-appraisal in the light of two forthcoming exhibitions, one of which starts this week.

London’s Richard Saltoun Gallery is marking the 40th anniversary of Burgin’s photo-text series UK76 by presenting the work in its entirety and in the form in which he showed his art in the 1960s and 70s: pasted onto the wall and scraped away at the end of the exhibition.

Meanwhile, in the New Year, John Hansard Gallery – the Southampton space where David Thorp and I staged the recent show Eyes For Blowing Up Bridges – will be mounting an exploration of Burgin’s engagement with the theories of philosopher Roland Barthes.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , ,

Cosey Fanni Tutti’s Aggro Chic intervention in Club International

Nov 12th, 2015

Exhibition of Sarah Lee’s superb shots from behind the scenes at the Baftas

Oct 12th, 2015
sarah1

//Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette share a selfie in the auditorium before this year’s BAFTAs. Photograph: www.sarahmlee.com/BAFTA/Sarah M Lee//

Exposure: BAFTA Reportage is the title of an exhibition of Sarah Lee’s photography opening at Leica’s studio in London’s Mayfair tomorrow.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Teddy Girls For Ever! Jim Herrington’s photograph of two 83-year-old Jerry Lee Lewis fans in London for his gig the other night

Sep 8th, 2015