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Marilyn diptych by Andy Warhol at Tate Modern, London

Marilyn diptych (1962) by Andy Warhol at Tate Modern, London

Andy Warhol at Tate Modern, London

The “Pope of Pop Art” at London’s cathedral of modern Art: full size Andy Warhol exhibition at the Tate Modern.

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My photo set “Eleven and Eighteen” on display in the Photo Fringe 2020 exhibition

My photo set “Eleven and Eighteen” on display in the Photo Fringe 2020 exhibition, based in Brighton. My set is occasionally on their front page, which displays a selection of contributions in a seemingly random order. Refresh and reload (on their site) to change the selection.

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Mike Arlen at Gay Photographers Network

Mike Arlen in conversation with Peter Paul Hartnett at Gay Photographers Network, London

Mike Arlen is one of the rare surviving giants of English gay history of the Sixties, Seventies and Eighties. His features were an essential part of gay men’s photo magazines, the sort that were sold in a plain brown envelope because it was impossible to show the cover in public for fear of outing or provoking a homophobic attack. Mike Arlen is not his real name, it turns out Mike’s freedom as a photographer was based on his wide experience as a journalist and photographer for popular magazines for the female audience: She, Woman’s Own etc. Mike told us stories of his meetings with Bassey, Bowie, Elvis and many more. He conformed to the conventions of the time by never mentioning anything contentious in his showbiz reporting, so Rock Hudson was never stated to be gay until the end.

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London GPN - February meet at the Camera Club in Kennington

London GPN - February meet at the Camera Club in Kennington
Another enjoyable evening with this group at the Camera Club in Kennington. Today’s topic for pictures to bring and share was “Textures”.

Dale Chihuly - Sapphire Star (2010) at Kew Gardens

Dale Chihuly - Sapphire Star (2010)

Dragon on the Great Pagoda at Kew Gardens

Dale Chihuly’s glass artworks again grace Kew Gardens amidst the traditional sedate architecture and the newly-restored dragons on the Great Pagoda of 1762

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