Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Smirnoff Nightlife Exchange - Alexandra Palace

Last years Smirnoff Nightlife Exchange Project event was amazing so I was happy to get the call to cover this years party at the stunning Alexandra Palace.  Jamaica was the theme for the event and artists on the night included Ms Dynamite, Rob Da Bank, Basement Jaxx, Toddla T and the Jamaican band The Jolly Boys. The event and production at the event was amazing. I had loads fun and it was great to work with the Splendid crew again, they are a really sound PR company to work with.

A few weeks prior to the event I shot the promotional shots of Ms Dynamite and Rob Da Bank that were to be used to send out to press to push the event. We only had 40 mins (story of my life at the moment with short shooting times) to do the shoot and we got a massive old skool sound system in the studio for the backdrop. Wish we had more time but happy with the outcome.

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - HMV Forum London

Got the call to shoot Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds gig on the Friday afternoon by the guys at Ilikemusic. Noel is currently on his sell out mini tour round the country promoting his new album. I shot the second night in London (he was doing 3 gigs at 3 different venues in the city) at the HMV Forum. As I only got the job late nobody told me that there was no pit and we were shooting on a raised platform on the right hand side of the stage.  I would have hired a longer lens if I had know, but pretty happy what I got. The only thing is that i wish i could have got better angles not very inspiring sometimes when you only have one angle to shoot at. 

Anyway good gig, not the best shots I have ever done but they look OK :)

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Pixie Lott Album Launch - Billingsgate Market London

OK so the title sounds a little more exciting than the actual job, but I really enjoyed the evening. I was commissioned by Universal Music to photograph the Old Billingsgate Market that was having a massive video projection of Pixie Lott played over the front of the building to celebrate the release of her new album on the 7th November.

I got there early to find a good spot and work out the lighting and camera settings as I only had a limited time that the film would be played on the building. I was also paranoid about being asked to move on as security are very hot with people taking photos with pro cameras and long lens etc in that area of London. This was definitely a tripod job and the weather was perfect nice and clear and no rain!! So I managed to get a few angles of the film and when the boat that Pixie was on turned up (she was doing a live set for competition winners and music industry people) I was happy what i got.

Good night all round!

Noah And The Whale - Southampton Guildhalll

This was my first gig at Southampton Guildhall for a few months and did not know what to expect from Noah And The Whale, but they were great. They were on their sell out tour, which features all the tracks from their album Last Night On Earth which was released earlier this year. Production for the gig was pretty good and happy with the images I got. The shoot was commissioned by Ilikemusic