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
On Friday I was shooting the awesome Rizzle Kicks at the Brighton Centre. You can check out some of my photographs of the support bands – Bang Bang Bang and Bassment Project – on my blog HERE It was the first time I’d seen these guys live and they put on such an energetic show! […]
Rising UK rock band The Treatment teamed up with Cage The Gods for a string of UK and European dates. Currently in Glasgow, the guys are set to play Cardiff and Bristol before heading over to the Netherlands and Germany. It’s been a crazy trip so far with casino trips, and football pit stops, and […]
Meet Steve. He’s a bushcraftsman. He makes shoes, fire, canoes and jewellery. Ever since we first met a couple of years back, I wanted to photograph him and we finally got round to it. We headed up to Devils Dyke on a cold but sunny Sunday afternoon with my husband (who was a voice-activated lightstand […]
Back in November, I was commissioned to shoot Coheed and Cambria for Team Rock’s Prog magazine. Arcane Roots were supporting, and it was a great show. I’ve always followed Coheed, so it was nice to be able to shoot them for a full page piece in Prog. I remember doing a work experience placement at […]
Last weekend I was shooting The Great Escape festival in Brighton for XYZ Magazine. I hadn’t seen Example before but he hit the stage around midnight and it was a great atmosphere! Check out some of my photos of the other artists below. AUGUSTINES GIRL BAND LONELY THE BRAVE WILD BEASTS SLAVES
Towards the end of last year, I photographed and interviewed a few different people for a brand new website called The Rabbit Hole. The launch of the site has been put on hold whilst the editor is getting used to motherhood, but I wanted to blog these photographs of Jasmine Glover, the seamstress-slash-performer behind Ruby’s […]
Back in October, I was photographing and interviewing female wrestler Erin Angel. Erin has been wrestling since she was 15 and it was really interesting to hear about how the whole industry works. The piece was put together to go on The Rabbit Hole, but due to the site’s editor giving birth (yey!) there’s been […]
I’ve worked with Sam Chason on a number of different shoots now. He’s an up’n’coming male model in Brighton and I always enjoy working with him. For this shoot, he needed some updated shots for his portfolio, and we shot these around Hassocks.
It’s been a busy weekend of gigs! On Saturday, I was shooting Coheed + Cambria for TeamRock, and then last night I was up in Camden for The Temperance Movement’s show. I’ve been listening to TTM’s debut album a lot, it was awesome to see them live. They put on a really energetic show and […]
Last week, I was looking forward to shooting Jessie J’s second night (07th November 2013) at The Brighton Centre for XYZ magazine. Normally, when shooting for a publication you’re only allowed to photograph the first three songs so that you’re not annoying the audience for the whole show. That afternoon, however, I got a phone […]
On Thursday I was photographing Jessie J at The Brighton Centre. She was absolutely awesome! Opening up the show with a really vibrant and upbeat set was Olivia Somerlyn. Main support came from pop-rock Brit boys Lawson. I’m going to blog the Jessie J photos separately because there’s quite a few, so here are the […]
Recently I was shooting Brighton-based function band The Mixtape for DK Management. We planned to shoot at Zu Studios in Lewes, which is where I’d done a recent portrait session with a costume designer. Zu Studios is a really cool place; a kinda creative collective of acrobats, artists and beyond. It was pretty cold and […]
I did this shoot a few weeks ago but have only just got round to editing and blogging after a busy few weeks. I first worked with Sam in September 2011 on one of the first shoots I ever put together. It was pretty ambitious (involving three models, two make up artists, and one […]
I was stoked to interview and photograph Graeme Clarke from Wet Wet Wet at a bar in Brighton! My parents played their music all the time when I was a kid, so it was awesome to meet one of the guys who wrote and performed the soundtrack to my childhood..! Graeme’s releasing a solo album […]
Back at the end of last month, I did a new promo shoot with Cage The Gods. These guys are currently on tour with Northern Irish rockers The Answer and Aussie three-piece Tracer, and they needed new promo images after a change in drummers. I’ve been covering part of the tour, so we’ll be putting […]
I shot this band over a year ago, but they’ve since gone through some line up changes. They’d come down from Manchester, and after spending the day recording some tracks in the studio, we had little over an hour to do this shoot….before they raced off to a music video shoot! The champagne shot was […]
Here’s a few images from a recent shoot I did with Brighton-based three-piece The MP3s. I did their previous promo images last year, but they’ve since had some line up changes. Frontman Dan chose a location with loads of graffiti and bright colours, and had a few ideas he wanted to try out. I […]
Here’s some of the final photos from a shoot I did with Brighton function band The Indie Killers! We shot these at Bohemia in Brighton, a location I’ve shot at a lot this year. There’s loads of interesting decor in the different areas of the bar, and the staff are always really helpful and nice. […]
Earlier in July 2013 I met up with Graeme Clark from Wet Wet Wet to do a feature interview for RedHotVelvet. You can find the full piece HERE We ended up chatting for over two hours and then did a really quick couple of photos in the bar where we met, which I’ve posted below. […]
On Monday (June 2013), I was with Cage The Gods in London. They’re currently on a 5-date tour with Aussie rockers Tracer across the UK. CTG’s backstage area was the ladies toilets, so we hung out there for a bit before the show! NJ thought it’d be a good idea for Mitch to climb up […]
A couple of weeks ago, I did a portrait shoot with Nigerian-born Brighton-based rapper/model Gerrald. I hadn’t met Gerrald before shooting, but he was a natural in front the camera, and it was difficult to choose which shots to edit! It was nice to finally get outside and do a shoot in natural light 🙂
The Easter weekend kicked off to a good start on Friday with Cage The Gods’ first headline show in Brighton. Sticky Mike’s isn’t my favourite Brighton venue to shoot at since there’s no photo pit and it can be very dark, but it was a good show and it was nice to see the guys […]
A couple of weeks ago, I was photographing some wrestlers! These guys were wrestling at an event in Peacehaven, so whilst they were warming up, I went along to do some portraits of a couple of the guys. Big thanks to Charlie and Rishi who look great in these pictures, and to John Freemantle from […]
I’ve done a few promo shoots with Cage The Gods recently since their management wanted something a bit closer up than the previous shoot I did with them. We tried a couple of different ideas, first shooting indoors, and then using their van as a backdrop. Also tried out some smoke pellets that I bought […]
This was Cage The Gods’ first show of the year, and they asked me to take some live shots of them. They were supporting Heaven’s Basement – who’ve just come off tour with Buckcherry – so I shot some of their set too. It was nice to see lots of familiar faces! We joined Heaven’s […]
Last Wednesday I was shooting with Vanessa Tait. We did a test shoot in November so it was great to catch up again. I wanted to try out a few new modifiers and practise some skin retouching techniques, and Vanessa – as ever – was a fabulous model. We did the shoot at my house […]
Here’s another shoot from last month which I’m only just getting round to blogging! Joe Erber is a jazz/pop keys player who got in touch with me about shooting some promo images for his CV and website. We took these photos in my home studio, and I switched between using some strip lights and a […]
Yesterday I was in a studio in Putney with Cage The Gods for their industry showcase day. The guys were playing to some PR and record label people, and they wanted a few candid shots during the set up and rehearsal. 10th January 2013
Here are a couple of the final photographs from when I shot multi-instrumentalist Joncan Kavlakoglu at The Hope in Brighton.
Last Friday (7th Dec 2012) I was photographing Buckcherry at Brighton’s Concorde2. I was speaking to another photographer recently who said they didn’t like shooting at Concorde2, but I really quite like it and I think it’s probably one of my favourite venues in Brighton to shoot at. I’d seen Buckcherry at Download Festival a […]
Last night, I was shooting a double headline gig at Brighton’s Concorde2 – Fozzy + Soil. I’d seen Fozzy before (also at Concorde2 actually, with Jettblack supporting) so was looking forward to their high energy show. Frontman Chris Jericho was great fun to photograph and was bounding about all over the stage! They put on […]
Vanessa contacted me a few weeks back about doing some creative shoots. Since the weather’s a bit unpredictable at the moment, I invited her to my home studio for a quick test shoot so we’d have chance to meet and have a chat. We took a few photos and I was really pleased with them, […]
On Monday, I was back at The Brighton Centre to photograph 90s boyband 5ive on one of the first dates of their reunion tour. Now there’s only four of them but they put on a great show and everyone was dancing..! I had to shoot mostly from front of house but managed to get into […]
Sometime earlier this year, late one Friday night, I was getting the bus home and met Jeremy. We talked a lot about music and stayed in touch ever since, sharing song recommendations and upcoming gigs. Anyway, I always thought it’d be cool to photograph him, so when he mentioned about collecting books I decided that’d […]
Last week, I did a promo photoshoot for UK rock band Cage The Gods. We’d been planning this for a little while, and after I did a shoot at Bohemia with Kate Holdaway, we decided it’d be a good location for these new promo images.
After shooting these guys’ promo images earlier this month, I was looking forward to seeing them play live at Concorde2, Brighton, on 30th October 2012. The venue was totally sold out! Support band Clowns were awesome, but everyone went crazy for 80s Matchbox. Frontman Guy McKnight stagedived right across the photo pit and it was […]
Last week, I met up with local musician Chris Phillips who needed some headshots. We took these photos in Bohemia in Brighton where I’ve done two other shoots recently, which I’ll be uploading soon. Chris was really lovely to work with – you can check him out at his website here!
Photographed the utterly spellbinding Lianne La Havas at Brighton’s Concorde2 last week. I didn’t know much of her stuff before the gig, but she put on an amazing performance – definitely see her if you get chance! She was chatting with the crowd and signing autographs, even spent some time chatting with fans after the […]
A couple of weeks ago, I was shooting promo images for Brighton indie-pop band Chungking. The band had some fairly specific ideas in mind for the main image of the three of them, but I also did some individual shots of vocalist Jessie. Here’s my favourite two images from the shoot!
It was kinda last minute on Friday afternoon that I found out I was accredited for this show, but I’m a big fan of Slash and Myles Kennedy, so I was pretty excited to shoot this gig. And they played ‘Mr Brownstone’ 🙂 LIVE! Slash feat. Myles Kennedy + The Conspirators, Mark Tremonti, and Ginger […]
It was quite by chance that I ended up shooting Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster last Friday. A few weeks ago, around 2am on a Saturday night, I met fellow photographer Fyfe Ewing in a bar in Brighton. We bonded over a mutual appreciation for whiskey, Nikon and Mark Lanegan, and I also thought it was […]
Last night, I was photographing hardcore Watford quintet Gallows at The Haunt in Brighton. Couldn’t be more different from Monday night’s gig! I must confess, I’ve not listened to their third self-titled album yet (released last month), but I’ve had their new video on repeat – love this track! I never usually shoot live bands […]
I’d wanted to see Rival Sons for ageees, so I was pretty pleased when they announced their tour included a date in Brighton (Concorde2, Brighton – 21st September 2012). You can check out the review of the gig from RedHotVelvet.co.uk HERE.
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 […]
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 + […]
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 […]
So, a few weeks ago, Northern Music got in touch with me. They wanted to licence an image I took of InMe earlier this year for their upcoming tour posters. I was pretty excited because the photo they picked was one of my favourite ones from the gig, and I’ve been using it in my […]
So, bit of a new project on the go here, me and Tim – who I’ve known for yeaeeears – have been talking to strangers. We don’t have a strict plan of how this is going to work, which makes it all the more difficult in explaining to people what we’re actually doing, but so […]
Sooo, on Friday, I was really lucky to be able to photograph Glenn Frey from The Eagles. I’ve always loved The Eagles – ‘Take It Easy’ was played during the drinks reception at my wedding 🙂 And ‘Already Gone’ and ‘Heartache Tonight’ are some of my favourite driving songs! He’s just released a new solo […]
Last Friday I was taking photos of Romy. I posted one of the out takes HERE, and have finally got round to editing the other shots today (whilst watching disaster films and eating homemade cookies..!) We didn’t have too much of a plan for this, we knew we wanted to do something in the sea […]
On Thursday, I was shooting promo images for The Mixtape, these guys were lovely to work with! We also did a bunch of individual shots to go towards a composite image, which I might add in to this post later on when it’s completed.
More photos from Slam Dunk at Hatfield on 27th May 2012. The Blackout were awesome, though I was suprised to see that vocalist Sean Smith has a personal shoelace-maintenance guy..!
More photos from the Slam Dunk Festival in Hatfield.. FFAF were awesome, but The Audition had to be my favourite band of the day 🙂
Last night I was at Concorde 2 in Brighton (27-4-12) photographing Brighton duo Blood Red Shoes! I really like this band, and apparently so does the rest of our town – the show was completely sold out 🙂
Last Monday, I did a photoshoot with Pierre Filloux. We first met at the start of this year at a catwalk show and ended up chatting for ages. I love Pierre’s style, so we finally got round to planning a shoot! Despite being ill, Pierre travelled down from London and worked very hard so that […]
Last Wednesday, I was taking promotional photos for vocalist Lovita. Make up was done by Rosie Cerosio. Took these photos in Notting Hill, was bit of a mad day! One of the houses on the street was being renovated, so the tradesmen were quite interested in what we were doing. I don’t really mind people […]
Last night I was taking photos of Graeme Clark at Brighton’s Komedia for RedHotVelvet. I was brought up listening to Wet Wet Wet; and my mum took me to a couple of their gigs as well as one of Marti Pellow’s solo gigs, so it was great to see Graeme Clark – WWW’s bassist – […]
I was invited along to Bizarre Magazine‘s Winter Wunderland event to photograph the festivities. The party was at The Scala in King’s Cross which I hadn’t been to for yeaars, and I was hoping to capture lots of awesome costumes! Everyone was dressed up – I would’ve fitted in better if I’d worn nipple tassles […]
A couple of weeks ago, I was photographing the lovely Kate Holdaway for her new website. I first met Kate a year or two ago, she’s a good friend of the singer in my husband’s band, so we’d run into each other plenty of times before meeting for this shoot. We discussed locations, and a […]
This was something slightly different! Anja got in touch with me about doing some photos with her family and friends after her graduation ceremony. I’d never photographed a graduation before, and Anja didn’t have anything specific in mind; she just wanted some nice photos to remember the day by. Her parents had traveled over from […]
Yesterday, me and Jasmine did our graffiti photoshoot. We’d spent a couple of days working out locations and outfits, which eventually ended up being quite different to our original ideas. In the morning, I did Jasmine’s hair and we both worked towards her make up – neither of us have much experience with styling like […]
These are my final photos from the Cube photoshoot that was set up and organised by Felicitas. I was taking behind the scenes photos, but also managed to grab a few of the models too!
Over the past couple of months, I’ve been working with local architect and artist Phillip Hall-Patch. Phil contacted me at the start of the year about photographing a project he wanted to put together for the Parallax Exhibition. His concept was to project complex mathematical grids onto the human body and show the distortion of […]
Last week I worked with make up artist Elloise India Willett and model Nicole Dutschke to put together this Marie Antionette-inspired shoot. Often, as the photographer, I’m involved with the planning and direction of shoots. In this instance however, Elloise did everything! She first approached me with the concept after we worked together on a […]