I never thought I’d find her. I thought she was gone. Every fan of Simple Minds had seen her work – whether they were aware of it or not. Some of the most iconic images taken of the band during their early days are her work.
This one below (the image ON the bus, not OF the bus), used for a Spotify advert on buses around the UK, for example, is one of those iconic photos she took of them.
In the end it was she who found me.
Her work adorns every wall of my room…and then some.
I’m sure you’ve worked out who it is by now.
The photo above is of a 21 year old Virginia Turbett. Taken by fellow photographer, John Sturrock, in September, 1978.
Celebrating by sharing a selection of photos of the man with the most beautiful smile and laugh I have ever seen. Geez, I am gone on this bloke ssoooo much. Lol
Photos used by very kind permission of Virginia Turbett.
As I keep telling you peeps, you see a drop in the ocean of the SM archive she has! They are just gorgeous…all of them. (These are low res for sharing purposes.)
Interested in prints? Make enquiries via virginiaturbett.com – she doesn’t bite, I swear!
Time to have a new display of Virginia Turbett photos…
The theme? Edinburgh, 1981 – outdoors and Odeon soundcheck.
You know when I do these “shrine art” pieces, I sometimes add a random number to the post because I really have no idea how many of these I’ve done.
Come September, I’d have been making these (not to this level of quality, mind!) for five years. And given for quite a bit of those five years, I have been creating new pieces daily – then it isn’t beyond the realms of possibility that we are fast approaching, or may have indeed SURPASSED, 1000 of these art pieces.
Anyway, here is the latest one.
A few of my very favourite Virginia Turbett photos currently on display in my bedroom…