Monday, 7 February 2011

Portaits: 6

For more on these portraits, see here, and the Portraits tag at right.

Andy Bell, singer (Erasure), hotel in Manchester, 1992
After watching and photographing electro/pop Erasure's flamboyant concert (Andy in bottomless cowboy chaps, riding a large white swan, in ballooning "globe" dress etc) I took the portrait the next day, as I remember. So, I photographed a naturally quieter Andy in jeans and T-shirt at his hotel. The rococco decorations seemed a good place to have him as a kind of faux-Greek sculpture/rococco combination, just to reference something of the gay theatricality of performance. For City Limits.

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