Incredible cosplayers at London Super Comic Con, which took place at the Excel Centre last weekend, 20-21 February. Thanks to the organisers for providing me with a press pass and to the Londonist for using some of my images on their Art and Photography pages (link to article here).
I can’t believe the great man has gone. I discovered him through my older brother who had the Changesone compilation, and was probably only 10 or 11 at the time. I then went about getting the whole back catalogue, listening to him constantly through my teens, and wishing I was born twenty years earlier so I could have seen him as Ziggy. I’m gutted now I dropped out of following him, at least as intensely, for a few years – from the late 80s through to probably the mid-90s (when he put out Buddha of Suburbia, Outside, Earthling), but I’d found dance music by then and the psychedelic scene (including Gong, whose founder and lead singer Daevid Allen passed away last year, Hawkwind, Steve Hillage, Ozrics, Eat Static, The Orb, Orbital etc etc).
I did manage to see him ten times (Sound and Vision tour twice, Tin Machine, Heathen mini tour at the Royal Festival Hall, Move Festival in Manchester, Isle of Wight Festival, Ziggy 30th Anniversary show at Hammersmith, and three times on the Reality tour). Could kick myself now though about the shows that I missed out on.
Some photographs from Notting Hill Carnival from a couple of weeks back – from the bank holiday Monday (25 September). A pretty soggy affair this year – to the extent that my camera steamed up for a few hours due to a makeshift carrier bag rain cover. A fuller set is on flickr here