Friday, 13 January 2012

Liam Gallagher Pretty Green Article - The i Newspaper

One of my Liam Gallagher images which is from the Pretty Green Spring Summer shoot was was published in the i Newspaper on Wednesday 11th January.  There will be loads of other shots from that shoot released soon, so keep checking back from updates.

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Rihanna - O2 Arena

This was actually the first time ever I had shot a live gig at the O2 Arena. Commissioned by IlikeMusic I was looking forward to shooting global superstar Rihanna. This was her penultimate show of the UK tour (she had already performed 8 shows at the O2 earlier in the month). I knew that we would be shooting from the mixing sound desk in the middle of the venue (which is massive). Luckily there were only another 2 photographers on this night as we were given the smallest area to shoot in as most of the section was taken up with equipment for the recording of the live DVD that was also taking place on the night.

The gig itself was great, she is an amazing performer and the crowd were loving it. Nearly all photographers would say they hate shooting from the mixing desk, would have loved to be in the pit as they images would have been so much better. Pretty happy what I got. Looking forward to getting the Canon 1DX and seeing how good it would perform on a gig like this (of course you need a good lens being this far away too).

Friday, 6 January 2012

Beady Eye - Brixton Academy

In 2011 I was lucky to get the opportunity to photograph Beady Eye live on many occasions, the Brixton Academy gig was to be the last UK date of their year long tour. I knew this would be a great gig to be at and was well chuffed when I was asked to shoot it for the band and Pretty Green.

To make it even more special I was allowed to shoot the sound check and the whole gig from the stage (did the pit first 3 songs). I did this for the band at Reading Festival, but enjoyed it alot more this time around. Brixton Academy is a great venue, with loads of history and it looked mental seeing it from the bands perspective.

Really happy how the shots came out, wish I had access like this to all the gigs that I cover :)

The Sound Check

The Gig