Todd Graft - Haçienda Stage
Digitally printed on archival 300gsm, Heavyweight Matt paper.
Each image is hand-numbered, stamped and comes with a signed certificate of authenticity. The first 51 prints of each size will be on sale
A4 - limited run of 200 (first 51 £51 then £84)
A3 - limited run of 100 (first 51 £130 then £200)
A2 - limited run of 100 (first 51 £300 then £420)
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TODD GRAFT – HACIENDA STAGE 1989 PRINT
Taken from the recent exhibition - Club Culture in Fabric, London
Todd Graft was that annoying person who had a camera in yer face when you were at your highest and in some of your personal moments People often thanked him though, because someone was there to capture ’YOU’ in one of the best eras of clubbing history. It was the order of the day (night actually) Right time, Right place.
I was born in Liverpool in the Beatles area, treading with older hippies and mixing in the world of music. A good initiation since I really grew up in Manchester in the heyday of Joy Division and the Buzzcocks, then following through in the days of New Order, the Smiths, the Mondays and of the Roses. Had some great times and overall captured the lives of at least two generations. In some ways I was reluctant to follow the path of a commercial photographer, but in those days we all knew what was more important; and to be honest, never had a proper job in my life. People often ask me why I gave it up – I did it to explore more. However, as a photographer, every day is different, various subjects of all kinds, a new location, even if its studio work.
Since the days of stills, I am still in the music industry, creating amazing visual shows for artists, club promotions, tours and festivals. This year I designed the stage installation and the media for David Guetta @ Hi club, Ibiza; whilst also helping GreenPeace to save our planet. Hard to go back when u have the magic to create so much more, but photography was my first love…
However nothing will ever be more incredible than watching a piece of paper slowly developing into a memory that was.
“Stealing from the present, keeping the past and saving it for the future.”