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.
Last Record Store Day I shot Superfood ( who have since released their debut album ” Don’t Say That”) at Sound It Out Records in Stockton. One of the pictures from then has been published in the super impressive Rock Atlas book.
This year I am hoping to get The Replacements – Alex Chilton vinyl
Happy Holidays from me to you. x
We recently filmed a performance video for the song Different Circles by Warning. They are a really exciting live band, and I hope the video captures some of their energy. I am really proud of it .
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.
I feel I should be updating my blog more since the turn of the year. Instead I have made a slide show of my music photography so far.
For me it has been an outstanding year for music, and I have seen some of my favourite and feel privileged to have photographed some of them.
I have also filmed four music videos in 2014, with more to follow before the end of the year
Thanks again to Goy Boy McIlroy for permission to use their song The Actor – which I have used to go with the slide show
First I am going to do my best to make time for my blog. I am giving myself 10 minutes to write this and add a few pictures – the less time you have to think the more you will write from the heart. Sometimes it is the same when you are doing a photo shoot you can sometimes capture the character of someone in five minutes.
I see that my previous post was about my A A D exhibition and it was extended until the end of January and I have took down all the images – which are now on the floor in a corner of my studio. The project was fun but putting the exhibition together took a lot out of me and other people – I feel after much soul searching that it was worthwhile . I know I made some new friends and produced some interesting images. Also it is a personal project and it was good for the soul. I am going to continue with the project but first I need to repair the Hasselblad 500 I was using – if anyone can get my viewfinder repaired please get in touch.
So far in 2014 I have photographed and seen some of my favourite bands/artists Adam Green, Obits, and Maximo Park. Also I was super proud to be commissioned to shot Maximo Park for t In The Studio piece which appeared in the NME in January. had to keep it a secret since I took the pictures at the beginning of December.
Looking ahead it is shaping up to be a great year already looking forward to gigs in the coming week by The Orwells, Toy, Radkey, Drenge and others
I am also continuing with my Instamatic for the People project of instant print pictures. Adam Green as part of my Instamatic for the People project
For sure there are many more worthy causes than my Kickstarter campaign. Deep down I have many reservations about asking people for money to fund my project. I really do feel uncomfortable about doing it, but I have decided to go ahead and start a Kickstarter campaign. I am not asking for something with nothing in exchange I think the range of rewards are valuable – I promise I am not offering to cook you a meal or go on a date. Also a big thank you to the people who have kindly supported the project – that means a lot.
I was discussing this with a local musician yesterday and he told me that some people do not think twice about asking to use my work for free or just a credit – actually some people do not even bother asking :-). I should also add there are many that do ask and support my work – they all know who they are.
The link to my Kickstarter campaign is here AAD Kickstarter campaign
Here is the video I made
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This is a personal project and I am doing it just because I enjoy it, and hope other people will too. Also thanks to everyone for taking part in the project without them there would be no project 🙂
More importantly I would like people to come along and enjoy the exhibition and the free gig on 6th November
I have had time to keep working on my Instamatic for The People project
For me the New York Dolls are such an important band and I always privileged to have seen them recently starting with their first comeback gig at the Royal Festival Hall back in 2004. It was an absolute honour to add Sylvain to my Instamatic for the People project.
It was also great to have the legend that is Tim Burgess to my project such a cool guy and feel really privileged to have him as part of my project.
I also photographed Radkey who have just appeared on Jools Holland show and really blew me away with their set at The Cluny – looking forward to seeing them again in 2014
I finally managed to get a vinyl copy of the latest Hooded Fang album Gravez, as well as catch up with the band after doing a shoot with them last year. I took some portraits with my Instax camera – great band great people. For more shots from the gig click on the image below