Sunday, 29 September 2013

CARRIE - Trailer #2

Relic #2

Another item from the tin. I've had this little guy since the 1960's, I have a feeling he came from Woolworth's but I can't be sure.

Friday, 27 September 2013

Relic #1

Having finally decided to get my studio shipshape after a summer of relentless schedules, I found a little tin box full of treasures from a bygone era. This for me was one of the most exciting of them all; my Blondie badge, circa 1977!

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Sophie's World - Closing Event

Sophie Aldred with the photograph I named Bid Time Return, as a nod to the novel by Richard Matheson

With the Sophie's World exhibition soon coming to a close, I thought it would be timely to mention that there's to be a special event at Orbital this Saturday 28th September when Sophie will return to sign photographs between 6pm & 7pm, followed by a closing celebration, all of which you can find the details of on our Facebook events page right here. Hope to see you there!

Meanwhile, I thought it was about time to post a few of the photos and the video from the private view that we had at the beginning of the month, which was not only very well attended but also blessed with a visit from a certain Time Lord!

Sylvester takes the tour

Sophie with Sylvester McCoy


 Below: Photographs by Michelle Amir

Sophie and I chatting before the show begins. Vince Henderson and Mike Tucker got there early, as did Jason Atomic. I still had the titles to stick on the wall with minutes to go before it all began - yikes!
With Sophie, Nick Setchfield and Sally Browne
Posing for Sin Bozkurt
Vikki Liogier, Peter Hogan and Jason Atomic
Sylvester McCoy reads the exhibition intro
Strictly Kev with Leigh Morrison and Craig Robertson
David Hine and Rian Hughes look on as Rich Johnston surreptitiously films Sophie's speech with his iPad
There's Nina Gan who did Sophie's make-up for most of the portraits
Sophie speaks
Young Romance!
Orbital's Jimmy Danzig, Chris 'Geronimo' Thompson and Jason Atomic with roaring Tom Gunning in the background
With L-R Doctor Who magazine's Richard Atkinson, Nina Gan and friend

Bleeding Cool's Rich Johnston with his trusty iPad!

 Below: Photographs by Sin Bozkurt

Great shot of Sophie by Sin
Sophie and Sylvester

Nick Setchfield of SFX magazine and Sally Browne
Sophie chats to Tim Dry, the man who played J'Quille in Star Wars VI and........... XTRO!
Michelle gets the shots 

Tim Dry with Jonathan Ross of Gallery 286
um... this is starting to feel like HELLO magazine!
Rufus Dayglo and Garry Leach chatting to Orbital's Camilla
Daleks and Ace Are Back!  Radio Times, Welsh edition, April 1966.

With special thanks to: Michelle Amir, Nina Gan, Leigh Morrison, The Orbital Comics Crew, John Tomlinson, Alexander Brattell, Nick Setchfield at SFX, John Freeman at Down the Tubes, Rich Johnston at Bleeding Cool, Strictly Kev at DJ, Tom Spilsbury and Richard Atkinson at Doctor Who magazine, Ben Eshmade at Arctic Circle, Andy Oliver at Broken Frontier, Anna Castleton at UAL, Sheila Cranna, Sarah Bailey, Rian Hughes, David Hine, Paul Thomas, Philip Hartstein, David Bishop, Sin Bozkurt, Photo Genesis, Vince Henderson, Sylvester McCoy and of course, Sophie Aldred, for being the most perfect muse.

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Mint. Fine. Good. Fair. War-Torn.

I've had this since I was a kid. I think I bought it in a favourite old junk shop haunt in the 70's. Anyway, it's pretty ancient - in fact it was published in 1958.

Monday, 23 September 2013

Flashback #10

Random photos from my negative files #10 - Caroline Ridley-Faux, 2001. This photograph and others can be acquired from the ObsessionArt website here.

Moss In Boots

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Saturday, 21 September 2013

The Eye Has It

By Erwin Blumenfeld, undoubtedly one of the greatest Vogue covers of all time and below, a beautiful moving homage for Chanel by another of my favourite photographers, Sølve Sundsbø.

Friday, 20 September 2013

Then There Was KILLRAVEN!

Maaan, I loved this series! My copy of Amazing Adventures Vol 2 #18, May, 1973.
Cover by John Romita Sr. & Mike Esposito.

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Mint. Fine. Good. Fair. Obscure.

Radar, The Man from the Unknown. An oddity that I bought as a kid. This issue is from 1962 - hence the One Shilling price!

Monday, 16 September 2013

Mint. Fine. Good. Fair. Class!

From Alan Class, the books you'd always find in the spinner racks in the 1960's.

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Marvel in the Silver Age

I've mentioned a couple of times how tricky it was to track down and buy Marvel and DC comics in the 1960's but Alan McKenzie is writing a whole blog about it; including how he first discovered Marvel Comics in the Silver Age, how those comics fitted into the times they were created in and how he became obsessed with Stan's revolutionary new comic books. It's a great read, written by a man who certainly knows his stuff and who's worked in the comics industry for a good many years, writing and editing for both Marvel UK and 2000 AD. Check it out on this link: Marvel Comics in the Silver Age.

The Cybermen

From this month 46 years ago. Radio Times, featuring the dreaded Cybermen. I still think they looked creepier in those days.

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Sam Slade Hangs Loose!

Today's Oranges discovery is the production art for 2000AD prog#266 from 29th May, 1982. Art by Ian Gibson. Colours and letters by Tom Frame. Click the 2000AD Production Art link for more classic covers.

Thursday, 12 September 2013

My First Doctor #5

Scanned from my copy of Radio Times, April 21st 1966.

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

The Aging Process

Danielle by Anthony Cerniello.
I attempted to create a person in order to emulate the aging process. The idea was that something is happening but you can't see it but you can feel it, like aging itself.

The Megapolitan

From September 1991. Back cover of the Judge Dredd Megazine, starring Sophie Aldred and with cover lines by David Bishop. 

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Random In Paris (Bah!) #4

So with the work I travelled to Paris for finished by Sunday night, I relished the thought of spending the following day just wandering around Paris taking photos and looking around. And what happens?

Torrential rain is what happens, and it went on and on and on. Anyway, now I'm back and really happy to find that Ben Eshmade, demon podcaster for The Barbican has put up an interview he did with Sophie Aldred at the Orbital Gallery on Saturday. Here it is... (the post below this).

Ben Eshmade Meets Sophie Aldred

Having already posted a fair few of Ben Eshmade's terrific Arctic Circle and Barbican podcasts on Oranges, I was really pleased when he offered to interview Sophie at the Orbital signing on Saturday. It's just gone up on SoundCloud and below is a shot of Ben and Sophie chatting 'backstage' at Orbital.

From 1991, a shot I took in the mirror, of Sophie with the brilliant Nina Gan, make-up artist extraordinaire!

For more of Ben online, check out his Barbican Film Podcasts. His Contemporary Music Podcasts. And his Arctic Circle.

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Random In Paris #3

Having travelled straight to Paris after Sophie's signing at Orbital yesterday, I just thought I'd post a few random snaps from last night and today... First up, Mummification (I think fake) from the Maison & Objet show, followed by St Michel at night.

and a few other things that are random...

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