Please find some of my work from 2016 – it’s been a great year I have seen some of my favourite bands and we are only two months into the year.
This was one of the wildest gigs have been to in a long time. I was down the front with the super enthusiastic crowd – I could not move around much but managed to get some shots that reflect the energy of the gig.
This is technically not a great picture but sometimes you just have to capture the moment otherwise it is gone. I was pleased to show some of the energy from the gig
I have finally got round to updating the published work section since my last update I have had work published in print, online, and on a CD cover. See my published work section for all the details.
It was a real honour that Paul Rose selected my photographs for his cover and CD booklet
The CD is available to buy from his website www.paulrose.co.uk and on I tunes.
I have done more portraits lately and my images of Holy Mammoth featured in the November issue of Narc. We don an outdoor shoot on a cold windy night in The Ouseburn. They were great to work with and appreciate their patience during the shoot especially considering I did not have an assistant on the night. Some of the images are in my Portraits section.
It has been a long time I am still trying to organise a new website I think I am going to go with Photoshelter and plan to launch it sometime soon – I am lucky that I have been too busy taking photographs to arrange this.
Here is a link to a slide show on my fortcoming site:
On Saturday I photographed a stripped down Frankie and the Heartstrings (Frankie and Michael) playing at one of my favourite local independent record stores R.P.M.
You could not have failed to be impressed by their acoustic set Frankie did not even use a mic – a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon. I bought their new single Ungrateful.
I have put some images from the day in my Frankie And The Heartstrings RPM gallery.
I was pleased that both Michael and Frankie agreed to take part in my Instamatic for the People project.
It is always good to support live music especially at a local record store
I am still recovering from the three night stint of New York Dolls at The Cluny here in Newcastle. It has been like the holiday season to be photographing a band I admire and have followed for all of my adult life and before – which is a long time.
I was lucky enough to see Johnny Thunders play at Newcastle Riverside – back then never in my wildest dreams could I have envisaged seeing the New York Dolls playing at a pub under Byker Bridge – I feel now anything is possible.
In 2004 I saw their first reunion at Royal Festival Hall at the time I thought it was going to be their two gigs at that venue then they would go back to doing their solo work – since they have delivered two strong relevant albums songs from which they play in their live set- they are not just are not just relying on past glories. It was good to hear some new songs at the gigs from their new album which they are recording here in Newcastle.
You can see my photographs from their Royal Festival Hall gig on my Flickr page
Anyhow I must admit I felt more pressure than normal shooting these gigs as I really wanted to do the band justice at such keynote gigs for our area.
The images are in my Live Music Gallery the links are:
Taken With L-U-V
Hope you like them
It was so good to be able to photograph at Rebellion Festival. It was an intense day I worked none stop from 1pm until the New York Dolls wrapped up the day at 2 o’clock on Sunday morning – it was intense but so much fun I wouldn’t have it any other way.
It was all things punk including sticks of Blackpool punk rock – I hope to be there next year.
I done a photo shoot with Union Choir for Narc magazine which proved to be fun. It was outdoors on a typical rainy summer’s evening in South Shields. The first location had to be abandoned because of too many chavs hanging around the bandstand. We then ended up in another nearby park.
The band were really co-operative and it was easy to work with them they seemed on the whole to be relaxed in front of the camera – I was expecting five members but there was actually eight. Overall I am pleased with the shots and have put some of them in the Portrait Gallery. Check out the band at the Union Choir Myspace.
I have also updated my published work section including recent shots of Carl Barat, Adam, Green, and Jesse Malin. I am also pleased that The Doors Alive are using my photographs from Newcastle Academy from back in January to promote their forthcoming tour. I also please to see my Evolution images used by Culture Deluxe magazine
My Instax For The people has gone quiet this month I have added a few images to the gallery but I need more people so if you see me with my Instax camera you know I could be looking for you to participate in my project.
Killing Floor, Kele, Adam Green, Instamatic For The People, RPM, And Other News
It has been a busy time for me lately.
It gives me a real buzz when bands use my images – the Killing Floor are using my images here:
I am looking forward to when they return to the UK later in the year.
On 4 July a local independent record store R.P.M. celebrated Independence Day by putting on a gig in the square outside their record shop. It sis so good to support local stores so we all can have more choice not just one or two large chains that just stock whatever is popular. Some of my photographs from the gig are in the gallery . Check out R.P. M. here:
This also gave me the opportunity to photograph some more musicians for my Instamatic For The People project including members of Maybe Myrtle Tyrtle, and Cult Image. The images can be found in the gallery: Instamatic For The People
On 8 July I shot the gig by Kele at Newcastle Digital I only had first three songs from the crowd to shoot the gig and shot it with my 50mm prime lens. It made it more challenging as it was difficult to move around the audience and obviously could not zoom in or out to change the composition. Some of the images are in the gallery
This week on Monday ( 12 July 2010) I shot the Adam Green his gig at Sheffield Academy. It was my first visit to this venue – it was a good vibe there in the Academy 2. Unfortunately there was no photo pit so I shot the gig from the crowd and from the side of the stage. It is always a pleasure to shoot any of Adam’s gigs he is always entertaining and most importantly he has some outstanding tunes. I also bought his instrumental soundtrack album Musik For A Play – I need to have my turntable repaired so I can hear it. Some pictures from the gig are in my Adam Green Gallery.
Last week I had some of my work published by Glorious Noise:
Evan Dando at Newcastle Cluny here:
Peter Doherty Barnsley here:
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