If you read our review of the recent Pulled Apart By Horses gig at Fluffer Pit Parties, you’ll have seen some awesome photos by our man Sam Huddleston. The Hackney Wick-based photographer focuses on live music and portraits, with a particular knack for capturing the feeling, style and emotion of music.
He’s kicking off his Bad Love exhibition tomorrow night (Wednesday, 6 June) at Stour Space, in Hackney Wick, showcasing images from his travels across America, where he visited San Francisco, the Bay Area and the South By South West festival in Austin, Texas.
As Sam explains: “America is a wild place and their people reflect this. Both San Francisco and Austin, Texas, are thriving with creativity that makes them stand alone from other cities in America. Austin is a perfect environment for a festival like South By South West with amazing venues on almost every street. In March, artists and musicians flood Austin and take over the town in a whirlwind of concerts, meet-ups and after-parties, and enjoy beer, margaritas and Mexican food.
“The photos reflect the chaos and creativity that is possible when situations like this are created. The exhibition has a brilliant mix of the new and the old. It features a number of up-coming British bands that travelled to Austin to showcase their music. There are also unique shots of other new artists, as well as more established ones, both from the US and beyond. These combined with photos taken along the journey really reflect the feeling of the festival and its music.”
And as an example of the kinds of photographs you can see on show at the exhibition:
Large framed prints and postcard sized shots will be available for purchase, with all profits from the exhibition going the charity Youth Music.
The ‘Bad Love’ exhibition, at Stour Space, 7 Roach Road, Hackney Wick, kicks off with a free to attend launch event between 7-10pm tomorrow (6 June), including a DJ set from music promoter and DJ Jonny Owen featuring much of the music involved with the exhibition. It will then be open daily between 9am-5pm from Friday (8 June) until 22 June. More information is here.