Sunday, October 14, 2012

John Palatinus in London! (part 2)

Hey folks,

I'm at a computer terminal in Los Angeles, waiting for my flight, and thought it might be a good time to give you a couple more links to check out...

In the last few months, John had some real nice coverage in two internet magazines.  The beautiful Rhiannon Edwards interviewed John and I via Skype and put together a great article that appears at Trebuchet Magazine.

The very impressive Polish photography magazine doc! sent John a bunch of questions and gave him a lot of space to tell his story and talk about his love of photography -- and presented a lot of his pictures! -- in their second issue.  Please check it out!

Oh, and for fans of Hollywood -- would you believe that Uggie from "The Artist" is sitting across the way from me, getting kisses from the girls while waiting for his plane?  Ah, Los Angeles.....

Updates when possible... ciao for now!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

John Palatinus in London!

Hey guys!

My pal Bernd has put together another opportunity for you all to meet 1950s physique photographer JOHN PALATINUS at his latest gallery exhibit in London!

Please come over to Space Station 65:  Orbits in Contemporary Art on Friday, October 19 at 6:30 -- John will be there to meet friends old and new as we view not only his physique photos but a selection of his early 50s photos of Paris that originally gave him his love of photography, and jumping forward to some of his recent work that includes views of Christo and Jeanne-Claude's "The Gates" in New York and young ballet students he photographed on a recent trip to Cuba.

Space Station 65 is located at Building One, 373 Kennington Road, London SE11.  It looks to be a real exciting space and I can't wait to see how gallery owners Jo David and Rachael House will showcase John's work in one of his favorite cities!

I have the great good fortune to be joining John and Bernd in London for this opening, so I hope any readers of this blog who have a couple of free hours that Friday night will come by and say Hi!  This will be my first time in London and I'm really looking forward to seeing the sights and meeting some new friends.

John is going to be interviewed tonight, October 13, at "Duckie" at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern, 372 Kennington Lane, London SE11.  And he, Bernd and I will be at the Big Gay Lifestyle Show 2012 -- "The UK's Biggest Indoor LGBT Expo" -- on Saturday October 20 -- yes, the day after the opening, so we'll all still be high as kites with the excitement!  That will be in the afternoon at the Grand Connaught Rooms, 61-65 Great Queen Street, London WC2B.

I'm arriving in London this Monday to do some siteseeing and meet up with some friends and friends-of-friends before the big events, so I'm not sure if I'll be able to post again until I get back in a couple of weeks. I'll try to sneak into someone's computer when the chance presents itself, but if you have any questions about the events, please follow the links above for more information and contact info.

It is always an exciting party at a John Palatinus Opening Night, so please join in and make this the most memorable evening yet for this wonderful artist!

Let's close off with one last photo -- a true rarity that arrived in the mail today!  Linn Wickizer on the cover of "Physique Speak" #1 -- as photographed by (who else?!?) Mr. John Palatinus.


Gotta love those real-life vintage sailors!

John Lees by Loveday

John Lees of Britain -- he had quite a competitive career as noted in his MuscleMemory profile, culminating in his winning the Mr. Universe title in 1957.

Bill Coggins

Apparently, the winner of Britain's Health & Strength's Perfect Man Contest of 1930 and 1932, as witnessed on the backside of this postcard photo...

Andre Pilon

...possibly by Mark-One?

barbell buddies

Raul Pacheco by Lon of NY

Friday, October 12, 2012

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The Blue Nile -- The Downtown Lights

By a wild stroke of luck, I discovered that one of my favorite singers, Paul Buchanan of The Blue Nile, has released his first solo album -- "Mid-Air."  That led me to traveling through YouTube tonight, reliving some favorite songs and discovering some new (to me) collaborations...

Here's a song from The Blue Nile's classic second album, "Hats" -- one of the most perfect albums ever recorded.