dottie-lux.jpgDottie Lux here is just one of several New York-based performers that Leland Bobbé has photographed and interviewed for his neo-burlesque book project. There is something refreshing about seeing real women, and men, of all shapes and sizes getting their kit off and their feathers on and getting sexy on stage - despite what Mayor Giuliani thought when he 'cleaned up' NYC and much of the scene was lost. Well, it's back, and Leland brings it to us in all its glory; he has already won a gold award in the Graphis Photography Annual Competition for 2010 with this body of work and the book is yet to come. Witness the fabulous and the disturbing (hello, Tigger!)

Dottie Lux © Leland Bobbé


The London auction house is having a 'Music' special in November. They put out a call for consignments but were so non-specific that no-one knew what to submit. They decided they wanted well known subjects, at high price points. Apparently they were overwhelmed by pictures of the Rolling Stones... surprise. I'm sure this portrait of Ginger Baker would have been snapped up.

Ginger Baker, 1990 © Abe Frajndlich

Although the 'Who Shot Rock' show opening at the Brooklyn Museum next week promises to be a corker, sadly missing from the edit is Janette Beckman. Many of JB's images are considered iconic, not least of all this one of hip-hop legends Run DMC. You can play "I know that photo!" on Janette's music site.

Run DMC, Hollis, Queens 1984 © Janette Beckman


ClampArt artist Rachel Papo is the winner of the 2009 'Deeper Perspective Photographer of the Year' Lucie Award for her project on young Israeli women serving their mandatory military duty, 'Serial No. 3817131'. Sadly, there's not much by way of images from this year's International Photography Awards competition winners on the Lucies website - just an un-navigatable video of stills. Which is odd.

Rachel thanked Mr. Clamp upon receiving her award, saying he is the nicest guy in the business. Which is nice.

Talking to Family, from Serial No. 3817131 © Rachel Papo


Thanks to Rob Hann, a fellow Englishman who loves the desert, for this picture reflecting my mood today. Feature story to come.

White Sands New Mexico © Rob Hann


October 15th, 2009 is the opening night of Abe's show at Nathalia Laue in Frankfurt should you find yourself in Germany - go for this show and stay for the Book Fair! As well as this exhibition, Abe is doing an awful lot of printing (the poor man spent August in the darkroom) and working on his book 'Penelope's Hungry Eyes: Portraits of the Master Photographers'.

Brooklyn Bridge infrared, 1984 © Abe Frajndlich


'The Who' is a difficult search to perform online, for obvious reasons. Today I celebrate my The Who website making it to page one of a Google image search.

Keith Moon, 1973 © Michael Putland


Niels is by far my favourite Dutch photographer living in Bogotá. A proficient and prolific shooter his work ranges from commercials to musicians to a series on the indigenous populations of Colombia, Guatemala and Fiji. Consequently, his Photo of the Month email is always a pleasure to receive, so subscribe.

Pritt ad, 2009 photo © Niels Van Iperen


Michael Putland took this photo of Bob Marley, Mick Jagger and Peter Tosh backstage at a Rolling Stones concert in New York in 1978. Tosh was an opening act on some of this US tour, and dueted with Jagger on 'Don't Look Back' (put on your shoes!) It's probably my favourite Putland pic and is one of his best sellers.

Bob Marley, Mick Jagger, Peter Tosh © Michael Putland


I first met Adam Sherwin at a portfolio review a year or so ago. I challenge anyone in his company to not get caught up in his enthusiasm. Adam is not only a great young photographer, he's also proactive in his local photo scene.

Images from the series he made in Nairobi were exhibited last year at Drive In Studios, with proceeds from print sales going to benefit the Kids For Tomorrow Foundation, in keeping with Adam's general demeanour.



All images © Adam Sherwin

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