Victoria Carter Clowes
One of my all time favourite images of Mick Karn is this one, taken by Steve in a hotel in Hong Kong……the bond of friendship between the two of them always seems to result in the most sublime pictures – although I am sure there must be loads of contact sheets of less than perfect pictures of him too, somewhere in the Jansen attic! – as if Mick totally trusts him and can be himself. Not self-conscious, not having to ‘pose’, just being himself. This one, in particular, radiates that confidence mixed with a sense of naivety. It is truly beautiful.
A signed, limited edtion of this print can be purchased direct from Steve’s imageshop here: http://www.stevejansen.com/imageshop/1099_karn_in_hotel_room_hong_kong.html