Monthly Archives: September 2014

And so to bed again….

Well seeing as the first picture from the “So to Bed” series caused such excitement and controversy I thought I should share another one…

That mysterious rosy glow again....

What is That mysterious rosy glow on Miss Myers inner thigh? Answers on a postcard please and do remember, impertinence is always punished!!

 

The Serendipity of Miss Vivian Maier

Serendipity is a funny thing. I turned on the Today Programme this to hear a discussion about a “Miss Myers”. My ears of course pricked up. It turned out however that they were actually talking about a Miss Vivian Maier (the pronunciation is exactly the same), a street photographer who was discovered after her death in 2009 when a man named John Maloof purchased a box containing rolls and rolls of her film at a thrift auction. On closer examination these film rolls revealed over 100,000 images of street life in New York and Chicago from the 1950s through to the late 1990′s, taking in all walks of life but focusing particularly on the poor and outsiders.

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I must say that when I visited the Vivian Maier Collection website I got rather distracted from doing the accounts. Miss Maier’s photography quite stopped me in my tracks.  Her images capture fragments of the every day, moments that would have gone quite unremarked, that would have been quite forgotten, that tell us so much about an individual, a life, a moment in place and time and which also leave us tantalised with so many questions. The incidental, the spontaneous, the small insignificances of life speak volumes through her lens and there is in my opinion something both beautiful and poignant in that.

So a case of double serendipity. Serendipity that this talented photographer got discovered at all by Mr Maloof and serendipity that turning on the radio at the exact moment to hear my name means I am sharing my excited discovery of Miss Maiers with you today.  I can only share with you here an image of the exhibition poster, as getting permission to use the actual photographs on the blog is all rather complicated. However you can explore her extensive  and fascinating portfolios on the Vivian Maier Collection website.

 

 

 

Please Support Resistance Rising

My good friends Garry and Izas set up the Resistance Gallery in East London in 2008 and for six years it has been a fabulous venue in the throbbing, trendy heart of Bethnal Green offering up lunatic and memorable evenings of cabaret, live music, and art, not to mention Lucha Libre (Mexican wrestling with a performative twist).

However a few weeks ago vandals set fire to some bins outside the Gallery causing extensive damage. The Gallery now needs to raise £15,000 to get back on its feet again and has set up a fundraising page on website IndieGoGo.

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A fire eater performs at the Gallery

So my request to you is please contribute what you can to help get this vibrant venue back on its feet again. Even £5 will make all the difference. And as an added incentive if you contribute and then let me know I promise you will get a very special “treat” next time you come to see me. And I am sure you are all aware that Miss Myers’ “treats” a very, very special indeed…

Click here to contribute and please Mistress!

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It is never a dull moment with the luchadores.