Had a go at tidying up the image of Jim in the SSIS fold-out poster with the 7” vinyl. Don’t know if any of you guys have a crease proof copy, but I don’t…and I have three of them! Lol.
30+ years of being folded up will do that.
The crease stubbornly would fall all down the left side of his face across his eye (and when I say the left side…I mean from his perspective). I tried tidying it up years ago, but thought I’d have a fresh go…and just added a few other “improvements”. (Not so much with him…it’s impossible to improve upon perfection…)
The fresh attempt was spurred on by someone viewing my original attempt of “improvement” a couple of days ago.
I saw this photo of Jim wearing flip flops (what we Aussies call “thongs”) some years back.
I thought…”Well, he’s in the thongs…so he’s already in the right footwear. Let’s ‘accessorise’ him a bit.”
So, here we are! Jim’s ready for Oz!
Wish I was! Short of some miracle…it ain’t happening 😦
So, here’s the distraction and fun. Tarting up the mister to be an Aussie bloke. Lol
Even dressed in thongs, budgie smugglers and a cork hat…I would. Lol. I would no matter what he was wearing! Wearing nothing at all would be ideal! 🤤😉
(Maybe you can keep the cork hat on. Lol)
A bit of a play around. My ear fetish has expanded….
It should be against the law for someone to look this stunning…
I love intimate backstage shots like this…
This one is akin to those shots of him, Charlie and Mick. The ones I started a painting on and just aborted cos it was shit…like all the other shit I do.
Photo by theparietaleye
Just from a little piece on tour dates inside the NME. The pic was bigger than the bit about the dates, to be honest. I like the pic, so wanted to share. Nice bit of fetish action…
I, just a few days ago, bought a bunch of clippings on eBay. Some things within I already had copies of (the whole NME December 4th, 1982 edition with Jim on the cover, taken by Anton Corbijn, for example). There are actually a number of good things…gig reviews, album and single reviews…some Belgian magazine articles, etc…but I primarily bought them for THIS!
If you have visited this blog regularly, you’ll know how much I have coveted this picture, and wanted it in colour. The only other colour copy I had seen of this was barely 2 x 3 inches in size. This one is approximately 8 x 10 inches. Oh…that make up! Look at him! Beautiful beastie he is! I mean…yeah, he’s alright. Lol
Ahem. Decorum, decorum.
Anyway, I am “made up” to have myself a colour copy of it.
It’s only just a snap of it on my iPad for now. I will take a proper scan later and upload…and will share some of the other clippings too. (Not many other pics, really…mostly just text.)
UPDATE: Proper scan now here…
Sadly no idea on photographer because it isn’t mentioned on the clipping. Wish I knew.
Oh, I HATE doing this stuff…but I like sharing shots I’ve never seen before. And I wish I had the money to pay for the use of all these. Paying for the upkeep of the blog each year is enough. I keep contemplating monitising it, but I abhor the thought. I don’t want ads all over my site! No thank you. Whoever clicks on those ads anyway?
To pay for personal web use for a few years on a photo isn’t too bad…but multipy it by the number of photos I actually have on my blog, and yes, it would rack up into thousands of pounds every few years. I just don’t have the funds. So I do what I can to promote.
The photographer is Simon Clegg, and it will be the only photo of his you’ll see here. It’s relavent to the site (my site – this photo). That’s it. I don’t want to nick a whole bunch of his photos.
I came by this photo of his at photographersdirect.com – if you go to the site, you can register as a buyer and get information on photos and can get in contact with the photographer through the site to discuss buying prints/use. I will no doubt do the right thing and ask about pricing to display on my site digitally. Here goes going broke.
If nothing else, it’ll give me the opportunity of asking him more information about it. Where and when the shot was taken. I could hazard a guess around time…circa 1980/81, and quite possibly in Glasgow or Edinburgh. Clegg seemed to based in Scotland for a period…either having gone over from Australia, or had subsequently moved to Oz where he is currently based.
Anyway, I want to do the right thing.