Absolut is creating Photography of Queer Performance in London
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I'm photographing and documenting the queer performance scene in London, supporting hundreds of performers over the years, giving them images for free which document the amazing work they do.

I have photographed some pivotal events such as the last performance at The Black Cap in Camden London which was unceremoniously closed after over 50 years as an LGBTQ+ performance venue. 

I am asking for support to keep doing this, and the time to be able to do it more and better. I am doing this currently in the evenings and weekends outside of the "day job" so I don't have to ask performers for money- this means that I am shooting three to five nights a week, editing on top of that, and when I get time I update my website so that the full archive of material is available free of charge to artists and promoters.

Why don't I get the promoters and artists to pay? There just isn't enough money on the scene for people to be able to pay a photographer - and if people do get funding they do pay me to shoot those shows. But for the most part it is done because

If we are not visible, we cannot demand the world make space for us.

Queer spaces, queer performance and queer lives are under pressure in London in 2015 - venues are being closed as "luxury flats" are being valued more than solidly profitable LGBTQ+ performance spaces. In this economic climate as rents rise in London it is harder to live and work as a performer or as an out queer. 
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Taking time out of the day job to add the 2009 photos to the website to build the archive.
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I'm photographing and documenting the queer performance scene in London, supporting hundreds of performers over the years, giving them images for free which document the amazing work they do.

I have photographed some pivotal events such as the last performance at The Black Cap in Camden London which was unceremoniously closed after over 50 years as an LGBTQ+ performance venue. 

I am asking for support to keep doing this, and the time to be able to do it more and better. I am doing this currently in the evenings and weekends outside of the "day job" so I don't have to ask performers for money- this means that I am shooting three to five nights a week, editing on top of that, and when I get time I update my website so that the full archive of material is available free of charge to artists and promoters.

Why don't I get the promoters and artists to pay? There just isn't enough money on the scene for people to be able to pay a photographer - and if people do get funding they do pay me to shoot those shows. But for the most part it is done because

If we are not visible, we cannot demand the world make space for us.

Queer spaces, queer performance and queer lives are under pressure in London in 2015 - venues are being closed as "luxury flats" are being valued more than solidly profitable LGBTQ+ performance spaces. In this economic climate as rents rise in London it is harder to live and work as a performer or as an out queer. 

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