Whitesnake at Ramblin Man Fair
Shot at Dirty Blonde in Brighton.
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 great performance, showcasing his new album 85% Proof. He’s touring the UK for the whole of November, so check out a show!
Check out The Guardian review of the gig which a few of my photos accompany.
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 the first shows of the tour and although Çigdem seemed a little nervous about our shoot, she looked glamorous in her floor length gown (“I found it at a charity shop!”) and didn’t mind me asking her to clamber over the venue’s tiered seating to get the shot. We were soon giggling as we tried out different poses, but I love this main shot with Çigdem’s red shoes peeping out under the hem of her dress.
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! Check out some of the photographs below!
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 the crowd was packed out – even Jimmy Page was there..!
Support came from Joshua Jackson, who I wasn’t familiar with before, but comes recommended after yesterday’s performance.
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 call from Jessie J’s management. They wanted to commission me to shoot the whole show! I was given an AAA pass and the run of the entire venue.
The show’s production was awesome: waterfall pyrotechnics and lasers and canon streamers. Jessie J put on a great performance; I thought I’d only recognise a couple of songs, but found myself singing along to most of them. I’m used to shooting much smaller shows, so this was a great opportunity to work at a bigger venue with a great client. Jessie moves around a LOT on stage, so it was a fun challenge to focus at 2.8 at 200mm, but overall I’m pleased with the final photographs. The show was split into five parts and she had a different outfit for each part, which made it really hard to narrow down my favourite photos!
Support came from Lawson and Olivia Somerlyn. You can see some of the photographs I took of them HERE.
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 and touring to support it. Check out his website HERE for more info.