Snapshot surveillance by photographer and writer, Hartnett.

LEEDS / READING FESTIVALS

You going?

Reading, rather than Leeds? Leeds, rather than Reading? It’s the annual Which? question, with the answer being dictated either by the bill or the current state of bills.

Leeds / Reading Festival

22-24 August, 2014

Shouldn’t say this, of course, but Reading always tends to attract a cooler crowd, a fact based around travel, proximity to the capital and travel connections.

That said, I tend to prefer the Leeds event, that tends to draw from northern regions, many keen to go bonkers after A’ Level Hell.

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THE WHO: Judy BlameTHE WHAT: Alternative Miss WorldTHE WHEN: 1981THE WHERE: Olympia
©Graham Smith/PYMCA

THE WHO: Judy Blame
THE WHAT:
 Alternative Miss World
THE WHEN: 1981
THE WHERE: Olympia

©Graham Smith/PYMCA

THE WHAT: A group of bored ladsTHE WHERE: UK
©Phil Knott/PYMCA

THE WHAT: A group of bored lads
THE WHERE: UK

©Phil Knott/PYMCA

Snapshot surveillance by photographer and writer, Hartnett.

IF IN LONDON…

Camera batteries charged? Rolls and rolls of film, plus memory cards, ready?

Warm up for the annual Notting Hill Carnival, with DJs Chris Sullivan, plus the likes of MC Judah and Gaz. The night is this Friday, and in association with RETURN OF THE RUDEBOY.

Entrance is free but you must email all names to amp@jocksandnerds.com for guaranteed entry.

THE DATE Friday, 22nd August, 9pm-2am

THE LOCATION Basement, The London Edition, 10 Berners St, London W1T 3ND

www.basementldn.com

Text ©Hartnett/PYMCA

THE WHAT: Alternative Miss WorldTHE WHEN: 1981THE WHERE: Olympia
©Graham Smith/PYMCA

THE WHAT: Alternative Miss World
THE WHEN: 1981
THE WHERE: Olympia

©Graham Smith/PYMCA

THE WHAT: Tattooed bum cheeksTHE WHERE: UK
©Henry Iddon/PYMCA

THE WHAT: Tattooed bum cheeks
THE WHERE: UK

©Henry Iddon/PYMCA

THE WHAT: A Punk wearing studs and leatherTHE WHERE: Japan
©Hartnett/PYMCA

THE WHAT: A Punk wearing studs and leather
THE WHERE: Japan

©Hartnett/PYMCA

A regular PY-ZINE photo story feature by the photographic collective ‘Gonzales Photo’.

Gonzales Photo headed to Off Festival in Katowice, Poland this year, capturing the vibrant and evocative atmosphere of this momentous yearly event.

All Images ©Gonzales Photo/Malthe Ivarsson/PYMCA

WHAT: RaversTHE WHEN: 1991THE WHERE: Nottingham, UK
©Tony Davis/PYMCA

WHAT: Ravers
THE WHEN: 1991
THE WHERE: Nottingham, UK

©Tony Davis/PYMCA

WHAT: Rockers THE WHEN: 1966THE WHERE: Brighton, East Sussex, UK
©David McEnery/Rex Features/PYMCA

WHAT: Rockers 
THE WHEN: 1966
THE WHERE: Brighton, East Sussex, UK

©David McEnery/Rex Features/PYMCA

Sunday 10th marked 7 years since the death of the influential pioneer of Madchester, record label owner, broadcaster, journalist, pop impresario and nightclub founder Tony Wilson. Pictured right. ©Peter J Walsh/PYMCA

Sunday 10th marked 7 years since the death of the influential pioneer of Madchester, record label owner, broadcaster, journalist, pop impresario and nightclub founder Tony Wilson. Pictured right. ©Peter J Walsh/PYMCA

Snapshot surveillance by photographer and writer, Hartnett.

EPHEMERA  - FLYERS, TICKETS…

Club flyers, they catch your eye, get you sorted for the weekend. They’re a mirror of the time we live in. They are also highly collectible and often much sought after cultural ephemera, reflecting so much of the commercialised, urban playscape.

After leaving the print shop in handy boxes, a smooth spread of fresh flyers is the job of every club promoter, events organiser or specially hired flyer distributor. 

Club flyers are the fastest print medium available and can ‘fly’ directly into the target group. Urban pleasure playgrounds are the key destinations: bars, cafes, record and clothes shops, galleries, hairstylists.

Flyers advertise by no more than a week or two, this creating a buzz. There they are, beside the free press, waiting to be picked up. The more striking the sexualised images, the more lurid the colours, the more attractive to the roving eye. 

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WHAT: Teenage GirlTHE WHEN: 1987THE WHERE: UK
©Mark Charnock/PYMCA

WHAT: Teenage Girl
THE WHEN: 1987
THE WHERE: UK

©Mark Charnock/PYMCA

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PYZINE collaborates with US Youth Style Magazine Reflekt for regular insight from across the pond.

Walking on Melrose Avenue in sunny LA, it’s interesting to see the amalgamation of fashions that saunter through the dirty pavements. Back in the 80’s Melrose Avenue was the epitome of LA street fashion, where Punks and New Wavers were inspiring designers the world over with their disheveled and innovative styling. 

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The idea of street fashion is an allusive idea that all designers have turned to for inspiration at one point or another. Picture it as a kind of sartorial wild wild west of style, The most classic (and when I mean classic I mean timeless as in it will forever be in la mode) like Punk, Lolita and Rocker, were created on dirty sidewalks by juvenile delinquents and bored outcasts. Everyone is fascinated with street fashion-from the self proclaimed ‘fashionista’ to the unaware bystander, are affected by its mysterious charms and unexplained comings and goings.

In the 90’s we got the gift of the internet where now the street fashion looks we love to delve into are only a click and ‘like’ away. A new generation can delve and devour street fashion without actually going onto the street. We have sites like Tumblr, Lookbook.nu, and Instagram that quench our thirst for our fashion voyeurism. We have endless streets to gawk and gander at everyone’s style from all over the world and of course like any fashion conscious street, styles have been born. We have narrowed it down to five internet style tribes that we love, so see if you “follow”. “<3” “pin” ,”hype” and “like” it.

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WHAT: PJ HarveyTHE WHEN: 2004THE WHERE: Hammersmith Apollo, London, UK
©James Lange/PYMCA

WHAT: PJ Harvey
THE WHEN: 2004
THE WHERE: Hammersmith Apollo, London, UK

©James Lange/PYMCA