Sylvain Sylvain Tim Burgess And Radkey – Instamatic For The People

Although I am now super busy with preparations for my A A D exhibition opening at The Cluny on 6 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


Sylvain Sylvain Instamatic For The People 2013

Sylvain Sylvain Instamatic For The People 2013

Tim Burgess Instamatic for the People 2013

Tim Burgess Instamatic for the People 2013


Soi Radkey Instamatic for the People 2013

Soi Radkey Instamatic for the People 2013


Dee Radkey Instamatic for the People 2013

Dee Radkey Instamatic for the People 2013

Soi Radkey Instamatic for the People 2013

Soi Radkey Instamatic for the People 2013


New York Dolls Newcastle Cluny 2010

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.

New York Dolls Royal Festival Hall 16 June 2004

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:

New York Dolls Newcastle Cluny 4 September 2010

New York Dolls Newcastle Cluny 5 September 2010

New York Dolls Newcastle Cluny 6 September 2010

Taken With L-U-V

Hope you like them


Rebellion Festival Blackpool 7 August 2010

I have put all my photographs from Rebellion Festival into one collection on Flickr. The link is:

Rebellion Festival 2010 collection on Flickr

I hope you like them.

Rebellion Festival, NSE Weekender, Portraits, and Published Work

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 have put some of the photographs of New York Dolls, Penetration, and UK Subs in their appropriate gallery. I will be uploading images of other bands soon.

The following night I was photographing the National Society For Epilepsy event at Newcastle Cluny. I shot the previous event back in April – it is a fantastic showcase for the leading North East bands but more importantly it is a worthwhile cause. The Sunday night was headlined by Ever Since The lake Caught Fire who delivered a short sharp set and left the crowd wanting more. The images are in the National Society For Epilepsy gallery

Ever Since The lake Caught Fire National Society For Epilepsy Weekender Newcastle Cluny 8 August

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 photographs from Evolution Festival published by Culture Deluxe Magazine

The Doors Alive advertisement NME 14 August 2010

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.