We're most terribly sad to post the news that Ben Amure, who took the black & white photos on our home page and our tube poster, succumbed to a wretched food allergy last month. At his funeral on August 5th we joined a packed congregation at Christ's Church Brixton to hear Reuben James and Soweto Kinch, amongst others, play their tributes. Reuben played "In my Solitude" with such sparing tenderness that it was quite heart wrenching. Ben was jazz crazy, and the in house photographer at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club - never could their have been a better match of man to metier. There all be a tribute night to him upstairs at the club on Weds August 31st.
Below, Ben with Soweto during a Bedlam shoot; Andy Davis; Casper; the first time we met him - thanks to Theo Jackson; in our studio; and the final black & white shot of him alone as taken by his talented "apprentice" Deborah Adelabu.