Gallery 4: From The Archive: HomeGrown (UKHH)

By the time the Hacienda finally closed its' doors in June 1997, joining a 'Gangchester Raveyard' of former cathedrals to local club-culture (Home, Konspiracy, Kaleida, Man Alive, Wiggly Worm & PSV, with Sankeys soon following suit); Madchester sadly turned into Gunchester overnight. Where once you danced next to shirtless strangers & shook their hand, you now stood still & refused to remove your coat. Ecstasy tablets traded for Ketamine or -worse- crack-pipe. House in dire decline. Handbag was cheesy & awful. Hardcore techno was heavy metal with a helium vocal. Jungle was choked at birth in Manchester. Trance had gone all-out hippy in Goa. A Paradise Factory & Mantos-led Gaychester Village era spawned 'Queer As Folk' tourists & Canal Street was soon swamped with corporate bars & hen-parties

Instead I rekindled my love of hip-hop, inspired by graffiti artists, a new generation of turntablists & British rappers with something to say. My very first published photographs were for Level magazine in Brighton, and soon after as a freelance for City Life (MCRs What's On)
I had hip-hop photos subsequently published in Jockey Slut, Mixmag, Seven, Straight No Chaser and Undercover Magazine

ALL IMAGES ON-LINE ARE AVAILABLE TO BUY HERE IN VARIOUS-SIZED PRINTS
C'mon Feet @ band-on-the-wall mcr 08.11.03 portfoliofalling down LP jehst / asaviour / klashnekoff / terra firma / IQC'mon Feet @ night & day manchester 21.03.03 portfoliojehst / asaviour / harry love / konny konRodney P @ the attic 28.02.03 portfoliorodney p / harry love / broke'n'english / 3rd degree
Rodney P & Skitz @ sankeys  28.11.02 portfoliorodney p & skitz / dj noize / cut master swift / broke'n'english / 3rd degreeBraintax Exclusive in MCR! @ music box 22.06.02 portfoliobraintax + mystro (live) / benny live-o / quantic / black lodgeSub Tub @ music box 02.06.02 portfolioscratch perverts / vadim / ty / new flesh / demolition man / rsl (live) / jon k / roscoe
Sub Tub @ music box 23.03.02 portfolioherbaliser / mc wildflower / roscoe / strategy / banditBlade debut in MCR! @ firstlight dry bar 26.04.01 portfoliomark b & blade / jeep beat / mixologists / k-delight / the ruf / ian taylor / alix walkerEardrum @ dry bar / dry201 manchester 23.09.00 portfoliochubby grooves / sam du prez / technique / jenna g / real deal / drs
Crossed Wires @ planet k manchester 15.09.00 portfolioplus one / chubby grooves / kold dj rekoMillennium Funk EP: Ty + Krispy 07.00 portfolioty & krispy (wiz & mikey don)
nu-sound-labs: july 2000
'Millenium Metaphors' Fat Lace @ south 24.04.00 portfoliophi life cypher / dj woody / flow professionals / harry love / the mixologists / nappa
Crossed Wires @ planet k manchester 21.04.00 portfoliopogo / cut master swift / tony vegas / chubby groovesCrossed Wires @ planet k manchester 24.03.00 portfolio
prime cuts / peter parker
Style Warz (the 4 elements) @ elemental 02.02.00 portfoliojeep beat experience / the ruf / k-delight / temper graf / tron2
Electroboogieland @ planet k manchester 29.01.00 portfolio
cutmaster swift / andrea parker
Style Warz (the 4 elements) @ elemental 01.12.99 portfoliomindbomb (live) / k-delight / the ruf / ninja-box / ganiyuEardrum @ dry bar / dry201 manchester 27.11.99 portfoliochad jackson / greg wilson / sam du prez / technique / mr.wilson / jenna g / phil kirby / steve o.j.