Wednesday, 28 November 2012

The Rave Lizards - The Sun Article

Last week I shot all the many of the local DJs, producers and promotors for an article for the Sun's online clubs section. The piece was to show how much quality underground dance music comes from this area.

Living in Southampton I know all these guys really well so the shoot was such a laugh. I can't believe I got them to do a 'jazz hands' shot at the end (this was a tongue in cheek, before you ask)

Read the full article here

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Rihanna - The London Forum - 777 Tour

I only got confirmation of the pass on the afternoon of the show and I've really wanted to do it for weeks, well it is Rihanna. The world biggest pop star was on a gruelling tour to promote her new album "Unapologetic" 7 days, 7 cities and 7 gigs. She is also flying around 150 competition winners and press with her on a private 777 plane. The London gig was held at The Forum in Kentish Town, I had shot Noel Gallagher there last year so knew the venue.

There was no pit access but the venue is not that big so shooting from the mixing desk was really cool , I had a 400mm with me anyway and switched between that and the 70-200mm. The lighting and production was as you would expect amazing. The other special thing about this show was that we could shoot all of it (instead of the usual 3 songs) This is really rare especially for a massive artist. The gig was superb and what an amazing performer, the whole place was going crazy!!! 

This is probably the biggest live blog I have ever done, I loved shooting the whole show, wish we could do more like that.