Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Chase And Status

Within 2 weeks of each other I was comissioned by Q Magazine and ilikemusic to photograph electronic production duo Chase and Status. Will and Saul were really sound guys and are on fire at the moment with their productions. Their album No More Idols reached number 2 in the charts and they are currently on a massive live tour all over Europe.

The first part of the shoot for Q Mag would be at their studio which is based in the Waterloo area. The second part of the shoot would be over in Cologne, where Saul would be doing a DJ set. Joinied on stage by MC Rage (who was amazing) the guys rocked the party, which was in an old warehouse. I must say that i have not felt that hot in a venue since the early 90's, proper sweat box. It was hard to photograph sometimes as the lens on the camera was always steaming up.

It was great to meet and photograph the guys and hope to see them on their live tour later in the year.

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Miles Kane - London Troxy

I knew straight away that I would definitely want to photograph Miles, who has been the support for Beady Eye through out their sellout UK and Europe dates this month. Looking forward to hearing his album after the set he did, really impressed. The lighting for the support act is as normal rubbish, but manged to get some good black and white images. The Troxy as a venue was great and the Beady Eye pics from the gig will be up every soon.

Monday, 7 March 2011

KT Tunstall - O2 Bournemouth

Always had a bit of a soft spot for KT Tunstall's music, so was happy to get the commisson from Ilikemusic to shoot her gig at the O2 (which was rammed). The lighting for the gig was not the best, but as you can see from some of the pics she had so much energy on stage and was great to photograph. Check out her Tiger Suit album that was released last year, its a good listen!

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Clare Maguire

I was really happy to be commissioned by Ilikemusic to photograph Clare Maguire as she is an artist I have heard so much about during the last few months.

Signed to Universal records in 2008, Clare has spent the last two years under the radar, writing non-stop, working with producers including pop-maestro Fraser T Smith and gearing up for the 2011 release of her debut album; Light After Dark

She has been listed in numerous 'Ones To Watch' Polls for 2011 and is getting set to sweep the airwaves with her dark, operatic-tinged, distinctive vocals. The forward thinking young-popstress can also be found on The Streets' final album Computers and Blues, having penned the final track. Chase and Status invited her on stage following her appearance on their new record No More Idols, while her live show has recently been honed following support slots for Hurts and Plan B

I did not have long to photograph her, but she was lovely. Managed to get some cool images and some fly on the wall pics whist she was being interviewed. My favourite image from the shoot (not included below) will be uploaded on my site in the next few weeks. 

Read the full interview here.