Last Thurday we enjoyed a hugely successful opening of Pete Williams' Paraphernalia: The Chaser Years.
However, due to a number of unforeseen circumstances, the London showing of this powerful photographic exhibition at the Boundary Studio in Calvert Avenue E1 has had to be postponed.
Despite a typically wet and windy November evening the opening attracted an excellent and very enthusiastic gathering drawn from the diverse worlds of design, music and fashion.
In the house were locals like designers Ally Cappelino and Virginia Hodge, photographerr/artist/capoeirista Hassan Hajjaj, Angelo and co. from the Maverick Gallery, Kate & Clare from Rich Mix, and Eloise from Ideas Generation. Ellingfort Road was represented by Jo & Bruce from London Fieldworks (+ Jetson) and photographers Cat & Kristian (+ Robyn).
Musicians include Orphy Robinson. Jessica Lauren and Kevin Rowland while the Chaser crew - Swifty, Kathyrn Willgress, Neil Spencer, Dave Hucker, Mitch, B, Matt 'Monkey' Boxer Bailey, Andy Thomas, Janine, Suki Dhanda, Roberta Cutolo, Miriam Hempel - were in out inforce. On the film making front we had Jeremy Wooding and Yasuhiko Shirai who had arrived that day fron Japan to attend the screening of his '4 Hands' documentary.
The vibe was great, The TIGER beers flowed along with the excellent PAMPERO rum. Peter's portraits were universally well received and his shows is now guaranteed an airing in Amsterdam and Milan (Berlin is also on the cards!)
We know that a lot of people were very keen to view the show during this coming week and we apologise deeply for any inconvenience caused.
We will keep everybody posted re. future showings as we are determined that the photographic work of Pete Williams gets the exposure it deserves.
A luta continua.
Paul Bradshaw: Chaser + Edge08