PHOTOGRAPHER PORN: [LUKA MARCHANT]

LUKA MARCHANT

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(Photo stolen off Luka’s Facebook)

Artpornblog met Luka in the corridor of a club somewhere in East London; it was one of those weekends where all the clubs have blended into one. But he said he would send me some pictures of me being “Courtney”. A few conversations later and I feel we are getting to know each other a bit better. I now have loads of cool pictures and thought it would be a great opportunity to show Luka off.

So here’s an interview and some glorious pictures that Luka took of the “Lipsync-1000” competition at “The Glory”.

INTERVIEW

Q. I found you in a club…who are you? (where are you from etc)

A. Oh ello! My name is Luka and I’m a music and documentary photographer.

Q. How long have you been in London?

A. Born and raised in this dirty ol’ town innit. South East to be precise.

Q. Is photography for work pleasure or both?

A. Without it I am unhappy. When I’m not being creative I am more grumpy than I am in a sex drought (fact!). Have done photography for pleasure and money, but this upcoming series is all about a dedication of time and love to capturing this beautiful zeitgeist.

Q. Cola or Sprite?

A.“Obey Your Thirst” – Sprite

Q. Tender or Might?

A.Tender is the night.

Q. Buff or Slight?

A. “Obey Your Lust” – Slight

Q. Why drag queens?

A. The style, the giggles, the pure energy, the ‘fuck it why not?’ mentality. It’s the Punk DIY ethic that I love. Two fingers and some lipstick to the world!

Q. In one (headline style) sentence can you describe the Lip-sync 1000 please.

A. ‘Shirley Bassett’s Allsorts’

Q. What does the London club scene mean to you?

A. It can be amazing. As a Londoner I have always felt spoilt that all these people from around world come and dip into this pool of madness. Some stay, some are passing through. I have met some really beautiful souls. When a night really clicks with a group of friends it can remain in the mind forever.

Q. How do you feel about the recent closures of some of London’s most prolific venues?

A. It’s sad on a nostalgic level and a reduction of choice restricts free thought and expression; but great venues always have and always will close or change hands eventually. The important thing is to have enjoyed it and then keep moving. Which we will.

Q. Where can we see your work in future?

A. These are just little digital Hors d’oeuvres for a bigger project I am working on called ‘I kiss you, you’re beautiful’, based on the Drag scene in London. It’s been incredible and hopefully it will be released in the next couple of months or so. I’m hoping to shoe horn loads of people into a really small room that serves free, warm white wine in plastic cups and everyone ignores what’s on the walls and smokes in the street. I think it’s called an exhibition or something…

Q. Where can we see you in future?

A. I’m kinda hooked and I will always be looking for one last great shot. I’ll be around the clubs for sure!

Maybe you’ll find Luka behind a lens in a club near you. If you do, definitely give him a shout!

xXx

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