Reflection on Brit Pop

I was happy with the outcome of the Brit Pop photographs. I was especially happy with how the lighting on the beach worked out. The dusk lighting was perfect. However we still found it difficult to adjust the camera setting and therefor the editing process has been longer than expected. My only regret forms the shoot is that I wish the model came across with a cheekier grin. I felt that he wa not able to smile enough and there for the cheeky nature of the brit pop attitude was not conveyed as well. I was hoping to also get a blurred shot of him putting his middle finger up however that did not come across and we where not able to re do the shot. However I think the photogprghs work well together and I am happy with the result.

Grime Notes

  • Home grown sound
  • Our invention – its what the kids think
  • Rejection of the main stream
  • No record company
  • fuck the world – co operations don’t want let us in
  • No limits no boundaries
  • new audience  – it was independence
  • It can work – we can take it in global
  • It can last forever if you really want it to
  • The punk of our generations
  • They where being alienated
  • You have to bring it out on a white label
  • All went through pirate radio
  • Passed through Tapes – it was a time before fb
  • Everything is recycled from music to dress
  • Vibrations – base
  • Grime is usually at one tempo
  • Started in east London – UK talent – landan ting
  • Steams from Jamaica
  • Grime was a derogatory term – got turned away from the garage events
  • Was under produced
  • 140bpm – 144 – hard hiding sound
  • So many people in the crowd always – its you and your boys
  • Wheelz up – the artist has one
  • Your born with it – you cant wake up and decide you want to be a grime artist
  • It was about having fun and making tune – equivalent of a white boy playing fifa
  • It can be dismissed as aggressive – where coming from a place that fuels that
  • Theres a lot more depth than that
  • No longer need the validation from American artist
  • Ambition – its only for the strong  – if you make it its major
  • Every borough has a different style
  • north is more flashy than the south
  • South is all hood – survival of the fittest
  • West is wavy
  • Black tracksuit
  • black nikes
  • Hood up
  • No watch no trophy women – just him = grime
  • Honesty of the daily struggle
  • People where there to dance for the marathon dance session – Every was on etasy – pingers.
  • Versace out Nike in – ‘ii used to wear Gucci, put in all in the bin case thats not me
  • Grime fashion is the look of every man on the streets
  • All about nike air max – Air max 95 or 98
  • New Era cap
  • Went to the show sitting in the front row, in the black tracksuit and its shutdown
  • New ear caps
  • Messenger Caps – shooter bag
  • Nokia 7600

Modern New Romantic Influences

So many artist of the years have taken on inspiration from the New Romantics but the one that captured my interest most was Shan Huq AW16. The use of makeup is simplistic yet effect at first is quite jarring to they eyes. I think it embodies the whole style at the time. The shapes are inflated just as much as the imagination of the pieces.

The AW16 collection by Marni also displayed large influences of New romantic style. Suzy Menkes stated that ‘Marni is now singular, with a twisted romanticism and a quiet, but very definite, signature.’  The collection was more sculptural with inflated shapes. The imagination that has gone into the collection is similar to the imagination and creativity that went into the outfits at the time. It was famously known that you would take the day of work before the party in order to get ready instead of the day after to recuperate.

New Romantics Notes

  • Princess Julia
  • Warren street
  • Grayson Perry
  • It wasn’t about being fashionable
  • The blitz was a weekly devil may wear club night run by musician Steve strange
  • Steve Strange
  • It wasn’t about who you where it was how you looked
  • Scarlett
  • Ley Browery – the most outrageous
  • Trojan – Le Browieries side kick
  • Poppers –
  • Hedonism
  • Playing on the gender – everyones having a party and you’d all end up in the same bed
  • 80’s aids
  • Vivienne Westwood helped through the aids/
  • Hair
  • Makeup
  • Outrageousness
  • Blitz appearances
  • Gender
  • Embodiment of radical change
  • Androgynous style
  • Informal style of the women