Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Feature in PhotoPro Magazine

I had to keep quiet about it until it was out, but the May 2010 issue of PhotoPro Magazine has a feature on me. It's four pages of my photographs and an interview including the origin of my name. The magazine is also jam packed with awesome features and I recommend you take the risk and buy a copy here or here.

Thursday, 25 March 2010

Jim Marshall (RIP)

I don't usually post stuff here that isn't directly related to my work, but it is sad to hear that legendary music photographer Jim Marshall died in his sleep last night. You have all seen his work (even if you didn't realise it was his) and I found his attitude, viewpoint and work ethic truely inspiring. The above book is something I recommend you buy. Jim, RIP.

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Adventures in Live Photography

Currently the trend in live photography seems to be to avoid getting anywhere near the stage, almost as if they are scared to be close to the action. I find that approach useful for documenting fine-art and performance, but rock music is supposed to be loud! I like my photos to reflect this too ;) So do my clients. I've just finished editing the pictures from the Taake show and thought I'd share a couple of them.

Just to be safe, I had better make it clear that I don't endorse hogging one spot for a show, or getting in the way of the fans or blinding the band with camera flash. It's just not cool.

Friday, 12 March 2010

'I'm Thinking of You' - Franko B

World famous and respected performance artist Franko B recently visited the Royal College of Arts to perform the installation version of his piece 'I'm thinking of you'. I was invited by the RCA to be the sole photographer to document the performance. I enjoy working with fine artists as they work closely with the photographer, involving them in the performance, making it a collaborative piece. If you are interested in learning more about this side of the work I recommend you read 'Live art on camera: Performance and Photography' edited by Alice Maude-Roxby.
Now that the artist has approved the images, I am free to post some examples here, To read more about the performance and to see a slideshow gallery of the images, please click here to visit Franko's site.