Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Photos: XTC, Suzanne Malouk, The Edge, Toronto Jan. (9 &10th ),1979

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XTC on stage at the Edge.
(L.-R.) Barry Andrews- keyboard, Colin Moulding- vocals, bass, Terry Chambers- drums, Andy Partridge- vocals, guitar
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Andy was gracious and sweet. Not many musicians would come off a set, and then pose so patiently for a young photography student.

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Suzanne Malouk later moved to NYC, where she met and married the painter Jean-Michel Basquiat. I photographed Suzanne several times in Toronto back in 78/79. She was a unique, beautiful subject and I well can understand why Basquiat chose her as his muse. I photographed her by chance backstage with XTC, and then arranged to make 4 by 5 (large format negative) portraits of her, merging with and crawling out of metal tubing in a construction site. She had inherited from her mother an incredible collection of clothes, dating to the London Carnaby St. scene of the 60s.
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(Luck has it- mine preferred Marks and Sparks) While Suzanne prepared for our shoot, she applied white face make-up and smeared dark circles beneath her eyes. "Do I look sick? I want to look sick!," she exclaimed, decades before the fashion scene figured this out for themselves. Suzanne was a punk trailblazer, and unforgettable.


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Suzanne Malouk

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Photos: BLONDIE Toronto 1979

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BLONDIE performed at Ontario Place, Toronto in August, 1979. Exact date?
The stage was a revolving amphitheatre.

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Linda Dawn Hammond,MFA, AKA Dawn One, is a photographer and journalist. As a teenager in 1976, she began covering music events for various magazines. During the late 70s she became involved in punk, documenting an insider's perspective of the music, political and social scenes in Montreal, Toronto, NYC, the UK and Europe, included in this blog as photographs and commentary. Linda Dawn Hammond continues to work as a photojournalist, specializing in music, art and politics. As a fine arts photographer, she has exhibited in galleries been and published widely.