My pals at TRIBE had their launch party at Preston Circus in Brighton at the weekend! TRIBE is an urban axe throwing pop-up, available for events, festivals, parties and more. The chiefs give specialised instruction on how to sling axes, and the vibe in the queue was electric as everyone cheered each others’ bullseyes! Check […]
I spent a week in Alp d’Huez with the Alpine Yoga Retreat crew! The chalet is nestled amongst the mountains for a very chilled out vibe, perfect for a retreat. Each day began with a dynamic flow on the decked outside area. Then, during the day, we hiked, cycled, swam in glacial lakes, sunbathed and […]
The south-western tip of Portugal, in Sagres, part of the Algarve, is all surf-perfect coastline and near-constant sunshine. It’s an ideal spot for PureFlowMotion’s week-long surf-yoga-hiking retreat. Based at the Baleeira Memmo Hotel – a modern and spacious accommodation, overlooking the ocean – PureFlowMotion’s retreats are a blend of healthy relaxation, chilled surfing, engaging yoga […]
“When’s your birthday?” I asked Hassan. He poured hot tea back and forth between a silver teapot and a short glass to dissolve the large chunk of sugar he’d just added.“I don’t have.”“What do you mean? How do you not have a birthday?”“I think it’s September. Maybe the one before. Or after.” As a Berber, […]
In November, I travelled up to Knoydart in the West Highlands of Scotland to photograph a week-long deer stalking trip. I knew nothing about hunting beforehand, and had no idea what to expect. After a 16-hour drive and a night in Fort William, our group of 9 arrived in Knoydart – which is not accessible […]
One of my favourite gigs in a long time! Mushroomhead were supported by Hell Puppets and Sanguine – check out a review HERE!
I caught the fabulous Cat Empire at Brighton’s Concorde2 this week. Check out some favourite shots below, and a review at RedHotVelvet HERE!
This was a fun shoot with DK Management function band The MP3s, which we did at The Hare and Hounds in Brighton early this year!
Brighton Institute of Modern Music’s end of term gig featured 20 BIMM bands performing one song each at Concorde2. Some great original songs, and a few awesome covers – particularly ‘Let’s Dance’ by Silk – the evening was a great introduction to some of the talent in Brighton at the moment. Bands performing: The Blue […]
Ash played to a sold out crowd at Brighton’s Concorde2 on Sunday night to support their new album ‘Kablammo’. I’ve always loved this band. Had their posters on my walls when I was teenager and saw them live a bunch of times in London. I also once conducted a terrible phone interview with bassist Mark […]
Monday night was The Cadillac Three’s much-anticipated sold out show at London’s Islington Academy. I was really looking forward to shooting these guys, and they did not disappoint. Awesome songs and a wild, energetic performance, the crowd lapped it up. In support of their Peace Love + Dixie EP released in March this year, the […]
On Monday, I was photographing Will Young at the Brighton Centre! I always love working at this venue – great lighting, huge stage and helpful security staff. This time I seemed to be the only photographer, and the whole show was seated so I could run all over the place. Will Young put on a […]
I was back at The Haunt in Brighton this week to photograph The Ordinary Boys. It was their homecoming show after a ten year break. They’re continuing the tour throughout November and playing pretty much every night across the UK so check ’em out!
Last Thursday I was working alongside singer-songwriter Judith Owen on the final date of her tour with Bryan Ferry at Brighton Dome. More on that later, but since I was shooting the show, I stuck around for the headline set and Bryan Ferry and his band were awesome. The Dome is a always great venue […]
Back at the start of the month, I worked with Jalapeno Records on this set of promo photographs of Ephemerals. Very cool band! We were on a strict schedule since the 7-piece had come together from Paris, Bristol and further afield for several engagements prior to their performance at Bestival. Here are some of my […]
I’ve been working with independent music college BIMM Institute recently. Back in April, I did a few days of workshops with musicians, discussing music photography and running through some sample shoots. Then throughout May and June, I worked with original bands from BIMM putting together promo shoots for each artist. One of the first bands […]
Last week, I was at the Brighton Centre to photograph Kaiser Chiefs for XYZ Magazine! I actually hadn’t seen Kaiser Chiefs live before, but these guys put on a – predictably – great show. Vocalist Ricky Wilson jumped down from the stage to get involved with the front row early on in the set, which […]
I was excited to kick off the new year with a fun portrait session on a perfectly sunny Winter afternoon. Our subject, Matt, needed some new portraits to kick start his portfolio, so we headed to a cool little area behind the Old Steine. I’ve done a few band shoots at the same location, but […]
Here are a few photos from Çigdem Aslan‘s live show at the Brighton Dome Studio Theatre. I was photographing for world music blog Rhythm Passport and was lucky enough to have 10 minutes with Çigdem before the show started to do a quick portrait session to go alongside an interview piece. It was one of […]
On Monday night, I was photographing Tinie Tempah at the Brighton Centre. One of the things I love about shooting at bigger venues like the Brighton Centre is that every show varies so much. The staging, set design and lighting can be completely different from one show to the next. Tinie Tempah started the show […]
I was at The Brighton Centre last Thursday to photograph Lily Allen on her first Brighton date in several years. Supporting Lily was trippy three-piece Fryars. The audience went crazy when Lily started her performance, and she did a mix of old favourites and new songs from her new album ‘Sheezus’. Check out some of […]
When I arrived at North London’s Stotker Tattoo one Wednesday afternoon in late summer, Edyta Lydon greeted me with a huge smile. As her husband – and primary tattooist at Stotker – Mirek, finished a design on one client, Edyta explained her role at the studio: piercings, tracing designs, prepping for Mirek’s tattooing and all […]
A couple of weeks back, I was photographing singer-songwriter Seany Clarke. Seany was looking for some new promotional photographs for social media and CD artwork, and we had a great time working on these shots! Here are my favourites from the session.
Check out this shoot from a couple weekends back when I met with singer-songwriter Robin Romei. Robin needed some new promo shots and had the idea of shooting in a launderette on the high street in Eastbourne. We had to work quickly – which was no suprise since we were using a public location – […]
A couple of years ago, I met vintage car owner Steve Barratt. We were working together on a band promo shoot – the band had booked me to shoot their new promotional shots, and they hired Steve to bring along his classic Mercedes-Benz. We stayed in touch, and Steve asked if I would shoot his […]
Last week, I drove to Tilgate Park in Crawley for a portrait session with model Star, who was fabulous to work with. Our plan was to build a “reading den” to shoot Star in, and we dragged suitcases of books and blankets into the woods. But then we wandered on into the park, and there […]
Last weekend I was shooting The Great Escape festival in Brighton for XYZ Magazine. I have been dying to see Augustines for ages, and they were worth the wait! Check out some of my photos of the other artists below. EXAMPLE GIRL BAND LONELY THE BRAVE WILD BEASTS SLAVES
A couple of weekends ago, I was photographing fabulous model Jacqueline Damelle. We had a few ideas we wanted to try out and – along with the talents of make-up artist Chloe Butterfill – we set to work. Unfortunately the arrangements for hair styling fell through on the morning of the shoot, but few things […]
To kick off last weekend, I was at Concorde2 in Brighton to shoot noise-pop duo Blood Red Shoes at their homecoming show. I was shooting the gig for the Brighton-based ‘XYZ Magazine’ and the venue was absolutely rammed. Oddly enough, I realised it was almost two years exactly since I last shot Blood Red Shoes […]
Last weekend I was shooting The Great Escape festival in Brighton for XYZ Magazine. I got to see the mighty Slaves at beachfront club Coalition and they were immense! You can check out some of my photos of the other artists from the festival below. AUGUSTINES GIRL BAND EXAMPLE LONELY THE BRAVE WILD BEASTS