In Photos Special: Independent Label Market 2012 - Spitalfields
The 405 spent a thoroughly pleasant couple of hours at the Independent Label Market in Spitalfields - where a dangerous (to our wallets anyhow) amount of vinyl, CDs, cassetes, badges, coffee and hangovers were on offer, from all our favourite labels.
A smashing atmosphere in terms of company and goodwill was absorbed, alongside a range of oddities to explore. Such as the 'Bobby Womack Experience' via XL Recordings; simply stick your head in an astronaut's helmet, and see what Womack would see and hear. Check out the photos from the annual London-based event in this article.
Warp Records, who served up a tombola
Smiley chaps at Lex
Sunday Best in their Sunday best
Full Time Hobby, the label that Seams recently signed to...
...And a Seams bag nearby
R&S Records, who had a great deal of test pressings and other goodies on offer
The Bobby Womack experience at the XL Recordings stall
Chess Club, who we learned went to great lengths to source these retro cassette players
Factory Floor at the O. Genesis stall
The Fabric stall, where a lucky dip was on offer for £5; prizes from Fabriclive Cd's to fabricfirst memberships
From hereon-in The 405 is to invite photographer/artists types to guest produce a feature; and as guest Photo Editor they are to have free reign on what subject or imagery to tackle. Up for inclusion will be a myriad of photo-related topics based on what others are already lined-up; from non-music related photo-books, art-based exhibitions and illustrations. Yup, it's going to be a broad affair bathed in a vibrant elective basin - not always even set in the realms of music. [read more]
Now for something a little different; our photographer Tim Ferguson covered the 2012 Triple Crown at Chaz Royal's International World Burlesque Games, and enclosed are the results. [read more]
With faint wafts of some kind of Dadaist experiment, The 405 are to leave disposable cameras around gigs and festivals across the country with some written instructions on; the instructions in short is to simply take some photos ('Use me' crudely handwritten on the camera) and pass it along to someone else. [read more]