The gorgeous Mimi Fariña, sister of Joan Baez, wife of Richard Fariña and unsung shining light in the annals of US folk history. She recorded a couple of solid albums on Vanguard with her husband, but tragically he was killed on her 21st birthday in a motorbike accident. She was taken from the world at the … Continue reading

I’m The (New) Face

The New Faces: A Short Film (Trailer 1) from Dean Chalkley on Vimeo. A huge thanks to JM for reminding me of the internets’ best youth culture photo archive PYMCA (Photographic Youth Music Cultue Archive). It’s been ages since I had a browse through the archives and look forward to doing so in more depth … Continue reading


“The work is what it is and hopefully it’s seen as feminist work, or feminist-advised work, but I’m not going to go around espousing theoretical bullshit about feminist stuff.” Cindy Sherman. As a teenager, I grew up in a reasonably segregated and close minded community where the height of visual culture was either a new … Continue reading


You have no idea how exciting these four bubblegum glam rock exponents were to my expanding 6 year old mind. A shot from this same session is the image that graced the very first vinyl album I ever purchased by myself. Kiss – the self titled debut album released in 1974 was a rock n … Continue reading

Sounds Foxy

I’m not a fan of Megan Fox on the silver screen, but her appeal increases when positioned relaxing with records.



Stephen Shames – Photographer

Stephen Shames

Édouard Boubat – Photographer

Édouard Boubat

A rare smile

from Aubrey Plaza