Photographs by: Carla Breeze, Andrea Betteridge, Jill L. Matthews Summer brings agricultural shows and horse events not to mention racing. Ascot Racecourse’s social zenith is the annual Royal Meeting in June where Philip Treacy hats vie with thoroughbreds–horses and people. This season was no exception especially because of the Diamond Jubilee. Celebrating […]
Ute Lemper is a study in contrasts: her grace on stage commingles with an open and abraded rawness, whose heart seems both hardened and palpably forgiving. Beauty and Truth are flip sides of the invisible mask Ute Lemper wears.
Redemption, regret, catharsis: Love, lust, longing: Eros, desire, retreat. Lemper’s voice expresses the full spectrum of human emotions, it is both instrument and weapon. Expressing manifold tones and shades all in the same breath – oscillating between bell-like clarity, hushed whispers, and a throaty haughtiness – her voice is unmistakable: pure Ute Lemper.
When did you first know that you wanted to make art? There was a turning point for me when an art instructor saw my painting of three apples at a group show in college. He walked up to me said , “You are so talented… but let me tell you…if you do not become an artist, God may punish you.” After that I painted every day for […]