Dr Gore – Night of Terrors

10 YEARS AGO A CREATURE WAS BORN IN DEEPEST DARKEST LONDON ON A NIGHT OF TERRORS. A CREATION OF MAGIC AND HORROR. THAT DARKEST OF SOULS WAS DR GORE.

He invited me to photograph his 10th Anniversary celebrations, his Night of Terrors. Where he was joined by a circus of freaks and sideshow oddities to thrill, entertain and scare the assembled Halloween crowd.

Live Event Photography Stuart Smith Dr Gore
London City Sideshow stretching bands between their ear and nose. Syban showing needle work in her medical artistry. Martin the Bard singing out cheeky songs. Helena Kuntz takes a neo-Burlesque show and adds a freaky twist.
The lair for the evening of devilish divertissement was Electrowerkz, near The Angel station in Islington. But a Host of Angels would have been unlikely to prevent the howls of laughter, merriment and fear at the cornucopia of alternative amusements at the labyrinth-like nightclub.
Live Event Photography Stuart Smith Dr Gore

If Dr Gore gets tired with the audience he can always set fire to their heads.
Live Event Photography Stuart Smith Dr Gore
Sideshow World Record holder Preacher gives a live lawn mower a new lease of life and balances it on his chin while a lettuce is thrown into the whirring blades.
Live Event Photography Stuart Smith Dr Gore
Preacher decides a chainsaw is the best way to cut an apple.
Live Event Photography Stuart Smith Dr Gore
Mick Sick displays his skills to the audience.
Live Event Photography Stuart Smith Dr Gore
London City Sideshow wants to take home a keg of beer, dangling between the ears.
Live Event Photography Stuart Smith Dr Gore
Dr Gore shows off his maths skills.
Live Event Photography Stuart Smith Dr Gore
Although his sophistication can take other routes as he takes a hammer to a concrete slab across an audience member’s groin!
Live Event Photography Stuart Smith Dr Gore
Does he have softer side? Not sure Hello Kitty would agree!
Live Event Photography Stuart Smith Dr Gore
Especially when he likes to summon up Voodoo spirits!
Live Event Photography Stuart Smith Dr Gore
London Circus Sideshow use their chests if they can’t find anywhere else to break bricks on.
Every live event I’ve photographed has its own unique challenges. Dr Gore’s had the added element of all the terror and laughter you could want in an evening!

Credits

  • Date of Photoshoot: 29 October 2016
  • Event: Dr Gore Night of Terrors
  • Venue: Electrowerkz, London
  • Photographer and Image Editing: Stuart Smith
  • Article Author: Stuart Smith

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