D.O. Roth, the German video director who brought Joy Division back to life in a Playmobil animation, earning more than 600,000 YouTube viewers, has struck again. Last year, the internet came alive with talk of the legendary band’s 1979 TV performance of Transmission being performed by the toy figures.
Lee Jeffries began his career as a sports photographer in Manchester. But a chance meeting with a homeless girl living in the streets of London changed his life forever. Following this encounter, he decided to make a series of raw portraits of homeless in black and white. The result is absolutely stunning and compelling.
Mishka Henner is a photographer and artist living and working in Manchester, England. About this project, he writes: ‘No Man’s Land explores the margins of urban and rural environments in Europe as experienced by what appear to be women soliciting sex, all captured by Google Street View cameras. Sourcing locations from online where men share local knowledge on the whereabouts of sex workers, these areas were then visited online and re-framed using the Street View cameras’.
Claire Atkinson is a street photographer based in Manchester who is fascinated by the way we utilise space around us and distance ourselves from others in the process. For many, the city provides a backdrop to our daily lives, with an everchanging cast of characters and stories. Whether we are alone or in groups, we occasionally find ourselves seeking refuge from the inevitable chaos of city life. And one another.
Young Manchester band, City Reign, release their third single, Daybreak, on May 9 through their own label, Car Boot Records. The song goes back to the old tradition of a rock band: loud guitars, soaring vocals and BIG drums. The track is available as a free download on Soundcloud.
In December 2008, while a deserted warehouse in Manchester was beginning to inspire the city’s creative instinct, just across the Irwell a breakthrough film was being completed about ahd168, a depressed and broken droid living on Salford’s streets. This micro-documentary ignited the viral furnace that is YouTube, and he was met with as much sympathy as his makers Mi were showered with plaudits. He’s now back on his feet, and has a job.
Muscles is doing a remix of my single I Love Pop Music and I’m really excited to hear what he comes up with. He’s a new electronic artist from Australia and he’s full of piss and vinegar. He’s got that youthful Manchester-esque arrogance that makes rock n’ roll sound life-changing, all set to a surprisingly […]