TOM HAM

I met Joe around 2008 I think, when Start The Bus opened its doors. I was a promoter at the time and we had been asked to run some events there. Joe was working the bar, we met and we just blended well as people. I haven’t been on the photo tip that long, but as I have a music background in events, promotion and artist agent when I decided to fulfil my aspirations of getting into photography reaching out to already established contacts seemed like the obvious natural option – Joe contacted me about the gatefold piece back in late 2017, we formulated a idea which echoed a motif that IDLES have been playing with for a few years, but I guess we wanted to consolidate that aesthetic whilst adding this element of a Dennis Hopper photo that Joe was into where it shows Andy Warhol, Henry Geldzahler, David Hockney and Jeff Goodman all stood in front of a pub door, in some sort of mundane location. We ended up using the back of Dapper Signs/ James Coopers studio outside toilet in Easton, complete with pebble dash, and the rest you can see.