For most of Friday afternoon I had the pleasure of hanging out with the two awesome funksters Dr. Fun and The Gift.
They had imaginatively arranged for us to visit their local beer making establishment so as we could take some photos for their up and coming concept album and at the same time not be too far away from tens of thousands of pints of beer. (Probably more).
I have photographed these guys before and every time we meet we have a great laugh, always managing to bag a few decent shots in the limited time we have.
The Fullers Brewery (London’s last remaining traditional family brewer) was an amazing place of historical pipes and brass, leading us into a sci-fi setting of ceramic and chrome. They are obviously proud of their history and bent over backwards to see we had the freedom to take our photos unhindered. We worked our way through the factory, stopping to snap when we thought the setting inspired.
Our shoot wound up underground in a little private bar where, given a sleeping bag and a few pies, I could quite easily have spent a good few weeks sheltering from the outside world and saturating my body and mind with the various ales made on site and piped into this curious bar with no till and no way to take your money.
Even when my camera was back in the bag and we headed to the local (attached) pub for a debrief, our friendly guide saw that the round was free and we were to order what we wanted.
It’s just a shame i was riding the bike and had to maintain some form of sobriety as otherwise I would have had to stay and help the guys with their debrief lubrication.
Besides.. I had had more than enough motoring action earlier in the day to risk any more altercations with angsty London road users.
Thanks Talc for a great days photography and thanks to Fullers for not only letting us take photos but for going all out to make us feel as welcome as we possibly could.
Talc’s new album ‘Licensed Premises Lifestyle’ is due for release in July and will be touring Japan in September.
..for more information on the band check out www.TalcOnline.com (soon to be updated).
And here is the band talking and moving..