Posts Tagged ‘children’

Seisia by Tim Barker


Continuing an upbeat theme, Sheffield’s Hey Sholay are a band to keep an eye on. Where some groups such as Liam Gallagher’s Beady Eye have recently echoed a sound from the past (and not in a good way from my point of view), Hey Sholay seem to have got it right. It reminds me a lot of what The Zutons managed to do, the kind of music that you’ll remember and enjoy in a bar. Dreamboat shows off their skills, and is a great sing-a-long to enjoy. Influences they cite from include Takeshi’s Castle, and they dress as bears, so they could well become the greatest band in the world.

An image for the song had to reflect a sense of elation. There is also a background sound that appears to sound like a frog. Maybe I’ve gone mad, but I’m sure it’s there. It made me look for an element of water, and I came across Seisia by Tim Barker. Tim is an Australian photographer now based in London, and has taken many images from his travels. Being an award-winner, his work has given him several unique opportunities, and I especially like his live music photography. You can see that and find out more below…

Hey Sholay info: Myspace, Facebook,, Twitter, SoundCloud

Tim Barker info: Main Site


Homeless by Chan Kwok Hung


With news released of a debut album on the 13th June, Marcus Foster is someone I’d like to feature. The album, ‘Nameless Path‘, promises to worth the wait from what I’ve heard so far. To be honest, half the time I haven’t got a clue what he’s singing, but it sounds great! There’s an acquired darkness to his voice that has similarities to Tom Waits, which you can hear in ‘Circle In The Square.’ To launch the record, he will play two nights at London’s Barfly on the 13th and 14th June, so visit his sites to grab some cheap tickets before he becomes massive (and expensive)!

Homeless by Chan Kwok Hung is a powerful image I’ve been wanting to use for quite a while, but the right song just hasn’t turned up until now. The tragedy in the photograph is suited so well to the music; I didn’t need much else of an excuse to use it. About the image, Chan says:

“Taken in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, two little children living with their grandmother on the street nearby the junk yard, everyday in the evening, they look for some useful thing inside the junk yard they can resell for money, but if they found nothing, they would be punished seriously!”

It’s a heartbreaking reality you wouldn’t wish on anyone, but it takes photographers like Chan to bring something like this to the forefront of our minds. He has been hailed by many competitions for his other photography, especially within action and sports genres, so visit the rest of his work via links below…

Marcus Foster info: Twitter, Facebook, Myspace, YouTube, Buy on iTunes

Chan Kwok Hung info: WPO Page