• James Clive Richards

Pandemonia🕶️: Judas Magazine Issue 3 Launch Party.

This month I visited London, UK for some photography based opportunities and while there took the chance to visit some galleries and exhibitions including the Tate Modern, The National Portrait Gallery, The Photographers Gallery, The Print Space etc. While in London, I was invited to attend the Judas Magazine Issue 3 launch party at Crate Brewery via a connect at Gay Times who worked as a features writer who I had connected with via Instagram a few months prior. I packed my Pentax K1000 (with flash gun) in my backpack and decided to attend the event; I surmised it could be a great opportunity to network with other creatives.

Pandemonia at Judas Magazine Issue 3 Launch Party, James Richards©, 2017.

While at the event I met a range of London based creatives (including photographers, stylists, musicians, writers etc.) and was briefly introduced to the conceptual artist and cover star of the third issue of Judas Magazine, Pandemonia. Upon meeting Pandemonia, I took the opportunity to enquire if I could take a few photographs of them on my 35mm film camera; which they graciously agreed to pose for. The above image was chosen as the best of the photographs taken that night when the film was processed, scanned and edited. Pandemonia is a character and persona created as conceptual art by an anonymous London-based artist that has appeared in the art and fashion world since 2009.

"I was drawn towards creating art that documented our time. It seemed evident to me that the best way to parody this world would be to create my very own celebrity. I created a truly artificial one, in the spirit of consumerist values. Slim, tall, glossy, forever young and, of course, famous." - Pandemonia, 2011.

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