Pat Graham

On Being Childish

Billy Childish by Pat Graham/ The Hell Gate

Billy Childish by Pat Graham/ The Hell Gate

Really entertaining interview with one of our favorite Brits of all time Billy Childish in the Guardian last week. What was so great about the interview was Billy, the tone I could do without. Got the feeling that the author wasn’t buying what Billy was selling. But the truth is, Billy doesn’t have anything to sell. He just may be on of the most enlightened, comfortable-in-his-own-skin humans on the planet, and I say this without an ounce of irony. Childish also gives good quote- “Tradition is the platform to freedom” and  “I’m an interesting person with a moustache, rather than a person who’s grown a moustache to be interesting. But it’s a good trick to do that, and good luck to them if they can pull it off.” are just some of the gems you’ll find in the interview here. Also worth reading the comments section, Childish is very honest and cool in his response to the interview. Just fascinating stuff folks. Also a testament to Childish’s prolific life as an artist– when I first started dating my now husband many moons ago I said that I was I huge fan of Billy Childish’s music. He said I thought he was a painter.

 

Happy 20th Bikini Kill

Bikini Kill by Pat Graham/ The Hell Gate- image is copyrighted, not for use without permission. To license this image go here

Hard to believe Bikini Kill is 20 years old.  There have been several great articles out this week on Kathleen Hanna and Bikini Kill, here’s one of our favorites, a really good read from AV Club. And of course, here’s Pat Graham’s iconic 1992 Bikini Kill photographs from 1992. Enjoy! Rebel Girl sure as shit still stands up.

Feature Submission- The Vaccines by Pat Graham

The Vaccines by Pat Graham/ The Hell Gate- image is copyrighted, not for use without permission. To license this image, and others from this session go here.

Reportage from The Vaccines’s April 4th 2012 show at the 100 Club London, by Pat Graham. No one captures the energy of musicians performing better while simultaneously documenting candid and intensely honest moments backstage. View the gallery here.

Tattoo You

Photo courtesy of Pat Graham

Just got back from London and we were thrilled to catch up with many of our photographers across the pond. Wanted to thank our photographers Sophie Jarry, Sonny McCartney, Pat Pope, Jamie Beeden and Pat Graham for meeting us and inspiring us. More to come about our trip later this week, but for now, here’s just one of the many things we discussed over lunch with the insanely awesome Pat Graham- tattoos- more specifically tattoos of one of your photos… We’ve seen plenty of band logo ink, but this is on another level.Talk about homage. Talk about complicated copyright! It’s pretty rad regardless.

Feature Submission- Against Me! by Pat Graham

Tom Gabel of Against Me! by Pat Graham/ The Hell Gate- image is copyrighted, not for use without permission

Back in 2006 Against Me! played the Mean Fiddler in London. The gig was recorded for the live album Americans Abroad!!! Against Me!!! Live in London!!!”   Pat Graham was on hand to photograph the show. We love the photo above of singer Tom Gabel right before hitting the stage and right after leaving it. To view more images from the gig and to license them go here.

Photo Of The Day- Bikini Kill by Pat Graham

Toby Vail and Kathleen Hannah of Bikini Kill by Pat Graham/ The Hell Gate- image is copyrighted, not for use without permission

Taken in Washington D.C. 1992. Iconic.  Pat Graham’s  images of Bikini Kill are available for licensing.