On Friday night, I kicked off the bank holiday weekend with a shoot with these guys. I got to Dan (the bassist)’s house, and he showed me a place outside his garden in a small mews which had some great areas we wanted to use as backdrops. Unfortunately it started raining just as we were getting warmed up, so we retreated indoors — where Dan’s cat Ringo promptly tucked himself away inside my bag of light stands and umbrellas!!
This weekend (9th – 11th August 2012) I’ve been in Gothenburg, Sweden to photograph the Way Out West Festival for Virtual Festivals. Had a great time, particularly enjoyed Blur and Mark Lanegan’s sets, although wasn’t such a fan of Damon Albarn pouring water over ma camera..! Other artists who got two thumbs up: Florence + The Machine, Ane Brun, and Refused.
Special thanks to Jeremy and Emmanuel for letting me couchsurf with them, to Adrian for the late night sandwiches and getting me to the shuttle bus on time, and Robert for saving me from some of Gothenburg’s more ‘quirky’ characters and getting ‘Mr Brownstone’ played!
Last weekend (6-8th August 2012), me and David Houssein went to Hevy Festival at Port Lympne Animal Park. It was the first time I camped by myself in yeeears, but I survived! Some highlights from the weekend for me were Municipal Waste, Andrew WK, Smoking Hearts and Ignite. And of course, we wandered over to the animal park on Saturday morning to see tigers and monkeys and rhinos 🙂 I’ve known David for about 10 years since we both used to write reviews for the same website so it was great to hang out with him. You can read his review of Hevy here: http://www.redhotvelvet.co.uk/music-news/live-hevy-fest-port-lympne-animal-park/ Anyway, here are some photos!