Pretty Green - Manchester Store Opening & James Buckley
I was commissioned by Pretty Green to travel up to photograph Liam Gallagher officially open their Manchester King's street store, with also Mani from Primal Scream and formally The Stone Roses performing an exclusive DJ set. Had to shoot interior shots and then some of Liam whist in the store, which i must say looks amazing.
Liam also gave an interview to the Manchester Evening News in which he said about the opening; “It always feels a bit weird coming back to your home town. There are always nerves about how you’ll be received but it’s looking good so far. If people are into it they’re into it, and if they’re not they’re not. It’s keeping me off the streets, you know what I mean? I just hope it continues to go on and keeps getting better.”
Then on the Saturday I had went up to the Carnaby Store to photograph James Buckley (commonly known as 'Jay' from The Inbetweeners) playing an exclusive DJ set. James played some great tunes and took some time away from the decks to pose for photos with fans. He was a really sound guy.
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This ability to put people at ease creates the feeling of accessibility, comfort and complete honesty that’s captured in all his photography – one of his favourite memories as a photographer is running from a farmer with Carl Cox in a wheat field… With Dan the barriers are instantly down.
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