Happy xmas from Nathan Photography
Tiff McGinnis opens her Grande Dame show, Electric Crazyland at the St Leonards’s bar tonight. Check the links for her artwork, I’m not going to describe it, go see for yourself, it’s really great.
She speaks in a low Georgia drawl, with a purr like an idling V8, and tells me an abbreviated version of how she arrived in the UK, via New York, San Francisco and doing a gig with Jane Birkin in Europe.
Never, ever leave the house without your camera. How many times have I told myself this? Anyway, got this, shot on iPhone.
I love these iMessage stickers from the show:
Pussy Liquor announce launch night!
🐱🐱WHAT’S UP PUSSYCATS, roll down to Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club on the 26th May to immerse yourselves in the chaotic world of PUSSY LIQUOR!!🐱🐱
🐱🐱PUSSY LIQUOR is a cabaret collective, created to celebrate all self-identifying queer women/non-binaries who love pussy/liquor/trashy disco vibes.
🐱🐱For our LAUNCH PARTY, we bring you POP UP PERFORMANCES throughout the night from London’s most eclectic artistes. These finish at the witching hour (midnight obvs.) when we have a line-up of EPIC DJ’s to bring you 🐱SWEET DISCO BEATS🐱 until the wee small hours.
🐱🐱Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club is being transformed into our own personal PUSSY PALACE for your entertainment, with PHOTO OPS, STALLS and a big old DANCE FLOOR for throwing shapes – outrageous clothing is optional but STRONGLY advised.
🐱🐱See our EVENT WALL for regular updates on performers – we like to keep you cats on your toes. First up, headlining our scintillating showcase is the Holy Mother of Christ herself, VIRGIN XTRAVAGANZAH!!
Check back soon to see the next cat out of the bag…
DJ SETS FROM:
🐱🐱This top cat on the cabaret scene has played at every venue worth its catnip, we present the illusive, the illustrious SLIM CHANCE!!
🐱🐱ALSO FEATURING our mystic make up moggy, ALICE JESSOP!!
SO COME all ye LUMINOUS lions, TEMPESTUOUS tigers, REGAL Russian blues, PROWLING Persians, cats that PURR, cats that SCRATCH (‘cos the cat world is diverse and that’s why we love it) come shake your tails and boogie on down with CABARET, CIRCUS, DISCO, GLITTER, SEQUINS, CATS & CHAOS!!!
You can also get your paws on…
🐱🐱 BOUTIQUE PUSSY LIQUOR MERCH 🐱🐱 CAT NIP TASSELS BY HAUS OF MAUS 🐱🐱 DRESSING UP BOX 🐱🐱 PARTY GAMES – HIT THE CLIT 🐱🐱 GENERAL MAYHEM 🐱🐱
🐱 FRIDAY 26TH MAY – PUSSY LIQUOR
🐱 BETHNAL GREEN WORKING MENS CLUB
🐱 TIMES: 9PM UNTIL2AM
🐱COST: Earlybirds £7 / Advance £8 / On the door £10
🐱BUY TICKETS: http://buytickets.at/
Some pics we did:
I cannot wait to show the rest of this set. Still editing down… watch this space!
Tonight, many people are protesting Trump’s executive order to band people from 7 countries entering the US. This is hot o the heels of Saturday’s Women’s March, where over 2 million people worldwide congregated and marched for Women’s Rights, and specifically, in protest to Trump’s immature misogyny. More people attended these marches than his inauguration, something that seems to upset him, judging that he keeps requesting non-existent photos to show the crowd being larger than Obama’s.
It is pity we have to protest all this stuff again. In fact, there was a Women’s March sign saying, “I can’t believe we’re still protesting this shit”, and another that said, “Same shit, different century”.
Recent marches I’ve seen have featured uniform signs, everyone carrying the same placard. Recently, the return of a kind of individualism has led to unique, and hand made signs again. These show how engaged, and enraged people are. It is a heartening two fingers to idiot politics.
I loved this woman wearing a Bat Shit T-Shirt, making her whole body a protest.
Due to strange ambient lighting, these pics came out in Third Man style.
It’s this kind of randomness and surprise in the picture-making process of photography that makes it so much fun. These are some of my favourite personal photos for a while. Nice n’ loose style with friends after a lot of of highly structured Art & Fashion commission shots lately.
Seafront shelter in Bexhill-on-Sea. Not the controversial new one (more on that later), not the listed Victorian one. The other one.
Five girls pose on a crocodile at London Riviera on the South Bank of the Thames, London. After the last Massaoke session for the summer.