It has just been brought to our attention that label co-founder Louis Barabbas is part of celebrated music photographer Karen McBride’s “Stripped Back” exhibition. A large photo of a semi-nude Louis holding wilting roses hangs alongside such Manchester notables as John Robb and Kirsty Almeida. It must have given gallery attendees quite a fright.
The image was part of a 2014 shoot in which Karen was keen to get past Louis’ usual clowning and uncover something more sensitive. See Louis’ site for a blog post about the experience.