Martyn Goodacre photobook

“Just by chance I met up with a friend who’d come down from the Midlands. He’d morphed from a public school boy Jam fan into a revolutionary liberator of empty council flats in hard-to-let areas where boarded up flats outnumbered the ones occupied. Suddenly I had become a squatter. It was all remarkably easy. Nobody wanted to live in a rough-as-hell estate just off the Old Kent Road where I would meet an assortment of vagabonds, lollopers, scruffy ‘erberts, vicious Sids and psychedelic dandies. It would become my home for twenty-two very full, very stimulating unpredictable years,” Martyn Goodacre, in an excerpt from his introduction to the second book from Cold Lips Press – links to podcast here.

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BE THE SOUND NOT THE ECHO

What five things make an outstanding magazine? Great journalism  Graphic design and format A point of view  Be the sound, not the echo Photography and photographic usage This is the advice of Paul Gorman, curator of COLD LIPS’ MUST SEE exhibition of the summer – PRINT! TEARING IT UP.  It is free and runs until 22nd August at Somerset House.  THIS WEEKEND they host the  … Continue reading BE THE SOUND NOT THE ECHO

The Forty-Year Polaroid by Jeffrey Wengrofsky

“If you ask me, I think everything happened in 1980, but a lot happened in a short period of time,” muses Thacker, whose own recollections are a bit mottled by having lived through it all. Gail Thacker’s Polaroid photos are stamped with the wild beat of their moment – cheating time and sometimes death – offering the viewer a glimpse of four decades of daring art accomplices in her first solo show in Chelsea, the center of New York City’s art scene.  Continue reading The Forty-Year Polaroid by Jeffrey Wengrofsky