the london life continues.....
chickfactor 16 came out (online only)
in feb 05. gail took author pics for her erudite and dashing friend travis
elborough, whose routemaster book the bus we loved was just
everywhere here in london this year. she also took photos of
for their new album and
the shellac sisters,
a group of lady DJs who use
gramophones and have exquisite taste in vintage frocks and crackly 78s.
and travelled a bit to places like lisbon and sintra to take some pics.
in february gail took some lovely photos for the new
album, the morning after (matinee recordings). inspired by the old world
glamour and matching penguin suits of german vocal group the comedian
harmonists, the photos feature the wbgs in the glorious magic hour light
of london in winter. the result is pure 1920s euro decadence. gail has
also contributed a photograph for the new clientele single on
in october she travelled to copenhagen, stockholm, berlin,
dublin, and london with the magnetic fields and the real tuesday weld. she
finished the year by covering the chapman brothers-curated all tomorrow's
parties festival called the nightmare before christmas for modern
painters magazine and documenting chickfactor's own 'gala papillons'
gail lived in new york for the first half of the year. she did an
author photo for the fabulous peter straub's new book, and continued
shooting teengirls for ellegirl. she moved to london in july 03 and has
been documenting her local city farm and
working on a series of portraits of her flatmate/muse,
lupe núñez-fernández. she hosted l'age d'or de la
pop at london's bush hall in december, where she helped stage another
fashion show of andrea loest's creations. there
are some color-drenched images from that in portraits and events, as well
in nyc, gail has been freelancing as photographer, editor, and
writer. she regularly shoots teenagers for ellegirl,
contributed magnetic fields pics to playbill, hx, and pulse, and shot
flare. in late 02, chickfactor.com
finally launched! chickfactor's label
enchanté released a compilation compact disc titled all's fair in love
and...chickfactor. and chickfactor 15 was published, featuring lovely new
portraits of solex, the aislers set, poundsign, the naysayer, nina
nastasia, the places, saturday people, a girl called eddy, bertrand
burgalat, and tons more. chickfactor also celebrated
its ten-year anniversary this autumn with black + white balls in london,
new york, and washington, d.c.
she shot suzanne vega for a rockpile cover story. earlier this year,
gaillived in london, where she took photos of the lovely jessica arah, of
the legendary would-be-goods.
her glamorous photos of jessica appear on the cover of the would-be-goods'
album, brief lives, and various other seven-inches, EPs, and press kit.
she also photographed london luminaries from broadcast, goldfrapp, plone,
pipas, the pines, the real tuesday weld, peter paphides, stephen duffy,
and many others while there.
in december gail photographed the lanky ex-pavement frontman stephen
malkmus for another magazine.
in november she went on the magnetic fields'
extremely decadent european
tour to take photos and digital video. in october gail's first solo
exhibition took place at the ubersexy manhattan record shop
featuring famous chickfactor personalities like robert forster
and belle & sebastian
alongside new yorkies like stephin merritt, claudia
gonson, yo la tengo, cat power, containe, dudley klute, and others.
in august gail's very first exhibition was part of a
group art show at ladyfest 2000 (in olympia, wa.), an
amazing, inspiring art explosion packed with cool chicks.