‘Him with his foot in his mouth’ by the American Nobel Prize winner ‘Saul Bellow’ is an inspired novel about an aging man writing an apology for his rudeness. The first ever UK theatre adaption has taken to the stage as a one man show. These portraits were taken of actor Stephen Chance hours before the opening show at The Greenwich Theatre.
According to The Daily Mail, Celebrity Big Brother 2014 was the raunchiest series yet. “Audiences have been hooked on the outrageous on screen antics of the celebrities, which involved a tumultuous love triangle, endless sexual innuendo, copious nudity, candid revelations, an X rated room, verbal battles, tears and tantrums.”
Apparently the outcome was pretty much the expected one with the bookies having made Jim Davidson, their 1/5 favourite. Having the last word on the enitre Big Brother experience Davidson said: “I’d like to give a message to the Celebrity Big Brother housemates who’ll be in the house next year: Follow this s***.”
Just before Christmas I shot several of the ‘House Mates’ for Channel 5. ‘TOWIE’ star Sam Faiers, who was out of the House in fifth place, was photographed not in Essex but in a bar in Shoreditch.
London’s oldest record shop and its rare collection of 25,000 albums is closing this Sunday. According to owner, Tim Derbyshire, 59, he has decided to close ‘On The Beat’ after falling interest in vinyl records has left him struggling to turn a profit.The business, established 34 years ago and located on Hanway Street, had been put up for sale on ‘E Bay’ – with the listed price of £300,000, but attracted little interest. Your last chance to view a piece of music history before the store finally closes this weekend.
Raqib Shaw (born 1974) is an Indian-born, London-based artist known for his opulent and intricately detailed paintings of imagined paradises, often evoking the work of Old Masters such as Holbein and Bosch.In 2013, the ‘Pace Gallery’ published a catalogue of the artist’s work entitled “Raqib Shaw Paradise Lost”.
I photographed Raqib at his East London studio. A fascinating character to meet.