Thursday, 22 September 2011

Metronomy - Talking Heads - Southampton

As this gig was literately 5 mins walk from my house I definitely did not want to miss out on this gig. Talking Heads is a great small venue so I was really surprised to see Metronomy were playing there. It was a great gig but I have to say from my point of view the lighting was shocking, most of the 3 songs I could shoot were pitch black. Got what  I could as no flash was allowed. Not the best gig I have shot to be honest, but had a good night.

Monday, 12 September 2011

Sway - Metro Newspaper

Just a quick post to check out todays Metro Newspaper which features my shot of Sway that we did a few weeks ago. Looks great!!

Friday, 2 September 2011

DJ Mag Cover Shoot - Pete Tong

Within the electronic music industry I have been lucky to work with and photograph many of the biggest names in the world. One artist that I have never worked with is the legend Pete Tong. So when DJ Mag commissioned me to shoot the September issue of the mag with Pete as the cover star, I was made up. The shoot was to mark Pete's 20 years at Radio 1. The cover shot that was chosen we used a projector to project loads of twenty icons over Pete, quite simple but everybody was really happy with the outcome. I will put more images from the shoot next week on my site. Pete was great to work with, nice guy and a great pro. Thanks to everybody at Premier Park Studios too, I love that place!!

New edition of DJ Mag is out now.

DEVolution - Maida Vale

I have always wanted to shoot in the BBC's famous Maida Vale Studios in London, so it was great to get commissioned by Warners to capture new band DEVolution recording a 4 track live session for 1Xtra. Pete Devereux and Tom Devos make up the band and on their first single "Good Love" they are joined on vocal by Amy Pearson. They were amazing, check out the Soundcloud link below to hear the session. Also I have put up the You Tube video too (I make a guest appearance quickly in). I'm happy with the images I got from the session and the band love them, so all good.

Gareth Emery - The Sound Of Garuda

After taking Gareth Emery's press shots way back in December 2010, I knew he held back a few images for his new album. Really happy with the shot they chose. The Sound Of Garuda Vol 2 is out on September 5th. You can get it here.

Smirnoff Sensation - O2 Arena

Had been really looking forward to this gig for some time as I heard that the Sensation events were visually stunning and it did not disappoint. This was also the first time I had actually shot in the O2 Arena.  I was commissioned by Smirnoff (who were the sponsors) to photograph the company's presence at the event and people enjoying themselves. Got some great images of the production and everybody had a great night. Check out all the pics on Sminoff's Facebook group. Below are a few of my favs.

Not many "Celebs" at this event, only one that I knew was Imogen Thomas :-)

Artful - Single Cover

Was really pleased to get the call from one of my friends in Southampton to see if I wanted to shoot the press pics for a new project they are working on. Atful is Mark Hill, who was one half of the group The Artful Dodger, who had major chart success a decade ago. Mark has been mentally busy the last few years producing other peoples work and now has decided to set up his own label Workhouse Records and start making music himself once again.

For the first release "Could Just Be The Bass Line" Mark has brought in Irish singer Kal Lavelle to sing the vocals. Kal has recently been supporting Ed Sheeran on his tour and has a fantastic voice. We did the shoot at Woolhouse Studios in Barnet, which was great as it had many different areas to set up in. Below is the cover and some of the images from the shoot will be on my site in the next few weeks.

The single is out now and you can download it here