The Disciples: James Mollison’s portraits of music fans

James Mollison, The Disciples series: Dolly Parton concert, Wembley Arena, London, 19 March 2007.

James Mollison, The Disciples series: Dolly Parton concert, Wembley Arena, London, 19 March 2007. “Dolly Parton is the most successful female country artist in history, with a trademark look- blonde wig and astonishing 40-inch bust- originally based on a prostitute in her home town. Some fans carried off the look with conviction, and for others the wig was just a party touch.”

James Mollison, The Disciples series: Oasis concert, Manchester Stadium, 3 July 2005.

James Mollison, The Disciples series: Oasis concert, Manchester Stadium, 3 July 2005. “The look of the band- hair brushed forward and green army jackets- had clearly influenced their loyal fans, mainly men in their 20s and early 30s. It felt more like a crowd at a football match than a concert. People arrived there already drunk and there was an atmosphere of latent violence.”

James Mollison, The Disciples series: Missy Elliot concert, Hammersmith Apollo, London, 28 November 2005.

James Mollison, The Disciples series: Missy Elliot concert, Hammersmith Apollo, London, 28 November 2005. “…The crowd were predominantly committed hip-hop fans, ranging n age from their teens to their 30s….we went for the girls who styled themselves along the lines of the star. It turned out that Missy had injured her ankle, and she performed that night in a blinged-up electric granny-cart.”

James Mollison, The Disciples series: McFly concert, Kings Dock, Liverpool, 9 July 2005.

James Mollison, The Disciples series: McFly concert, Kings Dock, Liverpool, 9 July 2005. “Bedroom-poster teenybopper sensations McFly were ‘the leading light of Britain’s boy-band scene’…The audience of girl was incredibly young- some as young as three and the oldest about 14.”

James Mollison, The Disciples series: Björk concert, Hammersmith Apollo, London, 10 & 14 April 2008.

James Mollison, The Disciples series: Björk concert, Hammersmith Apollo, London, 10 & 14 April 2008. “On my way to the concert, I felt a sense of regret that I hadn’t photographed her fans ten years earlier, when Björk was at her most avant-garde. But the crowd at Hammersmith turned out to be edgier and more alternative than I had imagined.”

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Last meals of death row convicts by James Reynolds

James Reynold's 'Last Suppers' Series: photograph of the last meal requested by Louis Jones Jr, selection of exotic fruits.

Last Suppers series by James Reynolds. A variety of fruit requested by Louis Jones Jr, executed for kidnapping, rape and murder in Indiana in 2003.

James Reynold's 'Last Suppers' Series: photograph of the last meal requested by John Wayne Gacy, fried chicken and beans.

Last Suppers series by James Reynolds. KFC requested by John Wayne Gacy, executed in Illinois in 1994 for the rape and murder of at least 33 teenage boys between 1972 and 1978.

James Reynold's 'Last Suppers' Series: photograph of the last meal requested by Victor Feguer, a single black olive.

Last Suppers series by James Reynolds. A single olive requested by Victor Geguer, executed in Iowa in 1963 for the kidnapping and murder of a doctor.

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The unsettling aesthetic of Petrina Hicks

Petrina Hicks, Lauren, 2011

Petrina Hicks, ‘Lauren’ (from Beautiful Creatures series), 2011. Lightjet print.

Petrina Hicks, Lauren with Fruit, 2011

Petrina Hicks, ‘Lauren with Fruit’ (from Beautiful Creatures series), 2011. Lightjet print.

Petrina Hicks, Emily the Strange, 2011

Petrina Hicks, ‘Comfort’ (from Beautiful Creatures series), 2011. Lightjet print.

Petrina Hicks, Emily the Strange, 2011

Petrina Hicks, ‘Emily the Strange’ (from Beautiful Creatures series), 2011.

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GUEST POST: A jar of pickled moles, haunting trees, Friday disasters and anatomy museum corpses- a smorgasbord of interesting things from curator Neil Lebeter

Jar of pickled moles from the Grant Museum of Zoology, University College London.

Jar of pickled moles from the Grant Museum of Zoology, University College London. (Image: xtinalamb, via Flickr. Click image to go to source)

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Tibi Tibi Neuspiel’s strange sandwiches

Tibi Tibi Neuspiel, Processed Cheese Maps on Toast (China USA Europe), 2010. Oil paint, pigmented beeswax.

Tibi Tibi Neuspiel, Processed Cheese Maps on Toast (China USA Europe), 2010. Oil paint, pigmented beeswax.

TIbi Tibi Neuspiel, Assassination Sandwiches: Lincoln/Booth, 2009. Oil paint, wax, pigment.

TIbi Tibi Neuspiel, Assassination Sandwiches: Lincoln/Booth, 2009. Oil paint, wax, pigment.

Tibi Tibi Neuspiel, Assassination Sandwiches: Caesar/Brutus, 2009. Oil paint, wax, pigment, plastic.

Tibi Tibi Neuspiel, Assassination Sandwiches: Caesar/Brutus, 2009. Oil paint, wax, pigment, plastic.

Tibi Tibi Neuspiel, OJ Sandwich, 2010. Oil paint, beeswax, paint, paper, steel, wood, leather.

Tibi Tibi Neuspiel, OJ Sandwich, 2010. Oil paint, beeswax, paint, paper, steel, wood, leather.

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