1st 3 Magazine
Established in a bar
IT STARTED WITH
An Endless Passion for Music
For Photography, for Life.
William Faulkner once said ‘The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again, since it is life’.
As photographers, isn’t that what we strive to do? Arrest motion and hold it, to look back on and watch it move again. Remembering the sounds, the smell, right back in the moment.
Very sadly, there seems to be a culture of living life through the back of a phone screen today, barely in the moment at all. Surely the thrill of a concert is being part of that surging pumping energy that is the audience in common appreciation, not holding up an iPhone for the duration.
When it all started for us there was no digital imaging, digital cameras or mobile phones.
As we photographed The Cramps at a cigarette smoke filled Town and Country Club during the eighties, frantically changing film rolls and avoiding the beer showers, we could hardly have imagined the way technology would power through the coming decades, changing almost everything.
At that time we could have neither envisaged still shooting at the same venue some thirty years later, no smoke, no film but still the occasional beer shower!