pressmen performance and photography

Monday, April 23, 2007

The pressmen help at infosec

At present we are working with trevor liley presentations on creating a impactful presentation for a booth at the exhibition infosec at olympia. It is very interesting how stark the lighting is at an exhibition. Lots of different mixed lighting conditions. We are helping to create a magic illusion which will work as a metaphor to represent threats that attack companies.
When the show is on we will be involved in photographing the presentation.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Pressmen as digital comic paparazzi watch dr philistine at covent garden

Phil can often be seen performing his slack rope routine in covent garden. If you do go and see his show it will be clear why audiences love him. The sounds of laughter and applause can be heard miles away.

marky wears a Gstring in covent garden

Street performer marky strips till he is almost naked in his covent garden street show. He has an amazing array of circus skills at his disposal in his very successful street show.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Tango Nights

The Pressmen as digital Paparazzi went to dance Argentinian Tango in Hornsey. But had the feel of a night in the heart of Argentina. A great dance for a wedding. I should think of providing our Paparazzi for wedding photographs and helping with their Tango steps.

Saturday, April 07, 2007

beijing opera on the underground

Pressmen watch the beijing opera troupe travelling incognito on the london underground

Friday, April 06, 2007

Cabaret at the Sway Bar Covent Garden

This was a cabaret/drag show at the sway bar. The colour,singing,dancing,costume changes and general enthusiasm of the peformers was a big hit with the audience.

living statue neal street covent garden

Well yes the pressmen as digital paparazzi are continuing to look at performance in and around covent garden. It is interesting to see the reaction of people to living statues. The ones in neal street tend to just play for the quick photo. I know from personal experience that it is possible to move the performance into more of a show. In Paris many moons ago we used the stillness of being a statue to gather an audience and took that further by then improvising gags with whatever came to mind at the time. It was possible to create 10 to 20 minutes of interesting impro show.

It is useful to experience the power of stillness as a statue and the way people are drawn to look at what is going on. for corporate parties it works well to have a statue and a caretaker looking after the statue. All sorts of interaction can be created.

The pressmen watch james james street magician in Neal Street Covent Garden

I saw James a few years ago and without a doubt his act is going from strength to strength. He is a street magician performing the cups and balls routine which I suspect owes a lot to the modern developments of Dai Vernon. Cellini developed the act as a street act and after him we have seen Gazzo,nick Nicholas and gary animal to name a few I have seen and liked performing this type of routine. James performs this well and has some very good gags to fit with his style of performing. I believe prince charles learnt the cups and balls to perform it at the magic circle but I am not sure of this fact. Just checked via google and he did pass the magic circle test with this act. Another variation on the same theme was performed by Paul daniels who used to do a one ball and one cup routine that was both comical and magical. Cups and balls I believe goes back to egyptian times so it has as an act an amazing heritage.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

The Pressmen watch Street performance Covent Garden

Pete and George are another double act in Covent Garden. They both have solo shows in their own right. I first saw both of them in a successful circus show at the Edinburgh festival. This new show is another winner and they perform this in many venues including regular bookings on Cruise liners. The show includes many circus skills as well as large doses of humour. The Pressmen as digital Paparazzi are adding to their collection of some of the best talent on show in Covent Garden. When you go there you may well be seeing household names for the future. Covent Garden was a training ground For Eddie Izzard, a place where he honed his skills in relating to an audience and improvising on things happenning around him.

Monday, April 02, 2007

Want a sweety little boy!!

Not one of the Pressmen

From old pictures .com. Interesting site to look at photographs from a previous era.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Jazing it up in Madrid