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.
The people from Teenage Cancer Trust have dropped the buckets and some branding for the gig on Wednesday.
Although it is a free gig I am confident people will give generously on the night. I always think the best of people and I know that my friends and people visiting will donate what they can on the night – that is all you can ask for.
I was not surprised that all these people have offered their time and effort without a fee: The Cluny, The Greeting Committee, Brilliant Mind, Symphonic Pictures, Gem Andrews ,Simon Donald, David Burn, Paul Burgess Graphic Design, and Image Visual Communications – without these people the gig/exhibition would not be happening really touched by how kind people are – thank you so much.
At last ,I am pleased to announce that my The Cluny in Newcastle. There is an opening on Wednesday 25 May between 6pm and 7:30pm with a from 8pm in The Cluny. In the spirit of the exhibition everybody is welcome, it is a free concert but there will be collections for Teenage Cancer Trust – please give generously.for the People exhibition will be at
The project has been about the musicians of the North East and is a way to document how our music scene is in 2010/2011, I hope to revisit the project in a few years to see how everyone has progressed. It has been interesting looking at the images and seeing the seasons change some pictures in the sunshine atfest in The in July with people in t-shirts and others taken on snowy December night in Sunderland.
This is a totally democratic project where everybody has the same status – all bands are featured equally and all members of the band are featured equally. For the exhibition each image will be drawn at random and displayed in the order they are drawn.
I spend a lot of time at The Cluny and it is an honour to have an exhibition at the venue where I regularly photograph gigs, and where many of the images from the exhibition were taken.
There will be a book featuring the images from the exhibition available to buy online with all proceeds going to Teenage Cancer Trust.
The opening night gig will feature bands that have taken part in the exhibition
I am so proud that The Greeting Committee, Brilliant Mind, and Gem Andrews have offered to play the gig. They are all acts that I love and their musical styles are quite different – it will be a fun night.
Simon Donald is someone who I have known for years and it is an honour that he is going to host the night in his own inimitable style. He is a long time supporter of Teenage Cancer Trust.
David Burn fromSocial Club is doing a set -I am grateful he has taken time to support this charity event even though Detroit Social Club will be playing at a few days later.
The line up for the gig is:
This whole project has been entirely self funded and is a labour of love – but I have to thank all the wonderful people who have taken part and encouraged and helped me with it throughout the year.
The exhibition will run throughout June .
There is also a Facebook event
Some of you may know that I have been taking instamatic images with my Fujifilm Instax camera for the past few months. I aim to document primarily local musicians in 2010 and have an exhibition towards the end of the year or in 2011. It will be interesting to reflect on our vibrant local music scene in years to come ,and all being well I plan to make this a yearly project.
I do not direct anyone for these images in the way they pose I just want to document people as they want to be represented in 2010
A big thank you to everyone that has participated so far.
I will be putting the images in the gallery very soon
So far I have over forty participants, but will be adding to this in the coming months.