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What Presence! Post Punk Photography

Photographer Harry Papadopoulos takes a step back in time to explore the glamour and grit of the 1980s post punk music scene, in new exhibition What Presence!

Taking place at the McManus Art Gallery & Museum, Dundee, the new exhibition offers a glimpse behind the lens of one of Scotland’s most legendary music photographers, featuring the likes of Aztec Camera, The Birthday Party, The Specials and The Clash.

Suggs of Madness, by Harry Papadopoulos

Orange Juice, by Harry Papadopoulos

Aztec Camera, by Harry Papadopoulos

A self-taught photographer, Papadopoulos began his career by selling photographs to gig-goers outside the Apollo in the late 1970s. He later became a staff photographer for Sounds magazine where he captured a number of music stars on film: from Blondie to David Bowie, the Associates to Devo, by way of Joy Division, Bryan Ferry and Siouxsie and the Banshees. A cult figure on the music scene, Papadopoulos’ London flat became a second home to fellow Scots migrants such as Orange Juice, Aztec Camera, Josef K and The Bluebells.

What Presence! is a touring exhibition from the Streetlevel Photoworks in Glasgow, which was co-curated by singer from The Bluebells, Ken McCluskey. Taking place until Sunday 11th August, the exhibition will be accompanied by a series of talks, impromptu music events and workshops.

All images © Henry Papadopoulos.

www.mcmanus.co.uk

Exactitudes at the Tate Modern

Photographer Ari Versluis and profiler Ellie Uyttenbroek will visit the Hyperlink Festival at London's Tate Modern this weekend, hosting two workshops alongside an open casting call to be a part of the duo's latest piece of work. Working as 'The Exactitudes' since 1994, Ari and Ellie have long been inspired by the dress codes adopted by various social groups, adopting an almost scientific approach to their archiving of street fashions.

Fp Exactitudes 03

The creative partners are one of the contributors to our 60 Year Anniversary Gallery, creating a unique customisation of our iconic Fred Perry shirt with multiple embroidered Laurel Wreaths on the chest. Join the duo at the Tate Modern this Saturday, to learn about their techniques and see a live portrait session with members of the public.

The Exactitudes photography workshops will take place this Sunday 28th April at the Clore Studio, Tate Modern, London. Find out more about the three day Hyperlink Festival here.

www.tate.org.uk

www.exactitudes.com

Behind the Scenes - Bradley Wiggins

Back on an unusually bright October’s day, we spent an afternoon with Bradley Wiggins at a local working men’s club. This was technically work – we were there to shoot Bradley’s Spring 2013 Collection – but there was a laid back feel to the day, with Bradley’s friend and Team Sky’s official photographer Scott Mitchell behind the camera and the club’s staff casually asking the champion cyclist if he’d care to join their darts team.

Scott Mitchell & Bradley Wiggins

Scott and Bradley prepare the next shot.

On set - The Mildmay Working Men's Club

The location - the Mildmay Working Men's Club, Islington.

Bradley Wiggins - 60 Year Anniversary Project

Bradley contributes to our 60 Year Anniversary project.

On set - The Mildmay Working Men's Club

On set - much of the club's interior has kept it's original features.

On set - The Mildmay Working Men's Club

On set - the dancehall.

Bradley Wiggins - Behind the Scenes

Bradley was typically down to earth, with none of the airs or graces you might expect from a man who had just won the Tour de France and several gold medals at the Olympics. During the set-up of an outdoor shot, two teens sped past on bikes yelling "who are you then?" which amused the soon to be Knighted cyclist no end.

The Spring 2013 Bradley Wiggins Collection is available online and in Authentic shops now, as well as Manchester, Berlin and Seven Dials Laurel Wreath Collection shops.