Robin Photographs The Presets, Elly from La Roux, and Larry Tee

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img_23This Friday I photographed Larry Tee, La Roux and The Presets.

For those of you who do not know Larry Tee — he’s the innovator behind the Electoclash movement — defined in the Oxford English dictionary as a “fusion of  new wave, punk, & electronic dance music” and defined by Tee as “electronic music with a rock ‘n roll attitude.” Tee is a DJ, promoter and producer who helped artists like the Scissor Sisters, Fischerspooner, and Peaches get their start.

He’s also had lots to say about his BFF [and A;ex’s number one feeling] RuPaul and ‘Love Machine,’ the epic drug-induced NYC party night of yore where a group of party-going 90’s-smokin’-hot supermodels inspired Ru’s mega-famous song “Supermodel (You Better Work),” which he co-wrote. He started the infamous DISCO 2000 party with Party Monster subject Michael Alig and DJ’ed at Palladium, Twilo, and the Roxy. Also, his song/video “Licky” featuring Princess Superstar is sort of amazing.

Here is Larry with DJ Roxy Cottontail and electro-pop performer Mel Merio. They both appear on his upcoming album Club Badd, and were all so fun to photograph.

Roxy Cottontail, Larry Tee, and Mel Merio

Roxy Cottontail, Larry Tee, and Mel Merio

Larry and the girls

Larry and the girls

Creator of Electro-Clash, Larry Tee

Creator of Electroclash, Larry Tee

Roxy Cottontail

Roxy Cottontail

Roxy lost her other eyelash! I think she looks just fine with this one!

Roxy lost her other eyelash! I think she looks just fine with this one!

Mel Merio loves the lens!

Mel Merio loves the lens!

Elly of the UK-based electo-pop duo La Roux may be a quiet, unassuming 21-year-old, but she’s an amazing talent on the rise. I don’t know about you but I get a bit of a gay vibe from the song lyrics … so lets just say she is very dyke-friendly. Also, she has awesomely bright spikey hair.

Carly has sent me the video for their first single, “Quicksand,” several times, and I’m pretty sure she even wrote a Daily Fix about it.  I like it too.  I think you will as well.

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Elly from La Roux

Elly and her awesome hair

Elly and her awesome hair

One thing that stood out to me about the crazy talented duo The Presets was that they are ridiculously funny.  I mean, really, they made me laugh, like, a lot.  Also, anyone else think Jules is super hot?  A whole room of lesbians thought so.  We can appreciate, can’t we? That Aussie accent doesn’t hurt either.

Love this song and the video. Hmmm …. wresting in milk, huh? They admit that although they have a large gay audience, they are hetero, but they sure do a good job at keeping us guessing.

Later on in the evening, Carlytron and I went to their concert which totally rocked my universe. Their whole sound and performance was polished and dancey and crazy fun.

Here are Jules and Kim in all of their glory. I asked them to get “real close” for some of these. They did the rest.

Kim and Jules

Kim and Jules

Aren't they adorable?

Aren't they adorable?

The Presets get up close and personal.

The Presets get up close and personal.

And they get silly too!

And they get silly too!

The Presets being their hilarious selves.

The Presets being their hilarious selves.

The Presets

The Presets

The Presets one more time!

The Presets one more time!

That’s all for now.  If you want to talk photography, comment and/or send me a message!

Robin specializes in entertainment, lifestyle and portrait photography. She's also a Creative Producer, Director of Photography and co-owner of Scheme Machine Studios LLC, her production company based in Los Angeles. Robin loves shooting for TV and film and has worked with media companies like Legendary Pictures and Viacom. She shot and directed the Pride campaign for Google called #ThisIsFamily. Robin has had the pleasure of working on national campaigns for companies like Dove and Levis, and had the unique opportunity to shoot for non-profits and initiatives such as The Black List, Save the Children, Move to End Violence, Have a Hart Day, and The Clinton Global Initiative. She is most proud of the work she has done with organizations such as The Ad Council and RAINN working on national impact campaigns. Her celebrity roster includes Cyndi Lauper, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, The B-52s, Keri Hilson, JB Smoove, Tegan and Sara, Margaret Cho, The B-52’s, Andreja Pejic, and many more. She was there for Autostraddle’s birth and proudly served as A-Camp co-director for many years.

Robin has written 83 articles for us.

16 Comments

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  2. Great pics!

    I just saw La Roux in Montreal on Saturday, and when we walked into the (generally) straight club, we looked around and saw that 90% of the people there for the show were totally gay. And yes, she definitely gives off the lesbian vibe.

    Their set only lasts 30 minutes, but it’s totally worth it. Elly’s voice is amazing live. If you’re on the U.S. west coast, they’ve got shows coming up over the next couple of days. http://www.myspace.com/larouxuk

  3. OMG Presets = best band everrr
    Every time I’ve seen them interviewed they’ve just seemed so cute and funny. They also won Australia’s biggest music honour of Album of the Year last year (check out some of their performance at the ARIAs here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vmvoLh9YYA )

    This Boy’s In Love has a definite gay theme running through. Also love My People (I don’t think there’s anyone in Australia who doesn’t), a song that is so loved by clubbers yet is about the serious issue of Australia’s mandatory detention of illegal immigrants.

    Well done boys!!

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