Thursday, 30 June 2011

Gareth Emery - Ibiza Billboard

During one of my trips to Ibiza I saw one of my shots from the Gareth Emery shoot we did in December used for advertising his night at Space. Will try and get a photo of it, but here is what it looks like. Always good to see your work printed that big.

Monday, 27 June 2011

Paul Weller - Hyde Park

I was comissioned to photograph Paul Weller at Hyde Park by Pretty Green as he has just designed a  range of clothes for the label and was wearing some of the items at the gig.  The weather was prefect and Paul as ever was amazing.

The White Lies - Hyde Park

I managed to catch the White Lies at Hyde Park as they were part of the bill for the Kings Of Leon gig. Good live band and had the crowd going.

Dirty South - Strictly Album Cover

In the last few months I have had the privilege of having 4 of my shots on album covers. Here is another one top add to that. Aussie superstar DJ/producer Dirty South used one of my images (with some extra design work on it) from our press shoot a few months ago on his new album with Strictly Rhythm. It's out now!!

Friday, 10 June 2011

Ibiza Opening Week - Pioneer Shoot

This is probably my favorite job of the year, the start of the Ibiza season! Its a long week but so much fun and you get to catch up with friends and clients that you only see perhaps once or twice a year due to them being all over the world. I was shooting for Pioneer as we are starting on the new 2012 Ibiza calender. It takes lot of planning to get the right artists for the project. They have to of course use the Pioneer equipment and also have to have a presence in the global dance music community (the calender is distributed worldwide).

So this is my blog from the week. I have held back lots of images as we want the calender to have fresh feel (not loads of pics that you have seen before) I am going to put captions in the pictures rather than write a review. Hope you like the pics and hope it gives you a flavour of what its like over there, MADNESS!!

Thanks to the Pioneer crew IMS, Ushuaia, Space and everybody else who helped me get the passes and shots I needed for the week.

Pete Tong with Paul Kalkbrenner

A Serious Looking Richie Hawtin

A Happy Richie Hawtin

Team Swedish House Mafia

This was my fav session as Carl Cox & Lyn Cosgrove interviewed Pepe from Space, his stories were amazing and very funny, as you can see my Carl's reaction in this pic!
Pioneer's Rik Parkingson showing DJ Michael Woods the CDJ 2000 and DMJ-900 set up

Sarah Main interviewing fellow Aussies Nervo

This is taken at Ibiza's new restaurant Lio (formally El Divino) at the IMS Legends Dinner, which was celebrating 20 years of Pete Tong on Radio 1

Hosted by Emma B, Pete was shown a 20 min video by people who had been apart of his success in the last 20 years and more. Including loads of DJ, producers and Pete's family. The view was amazing too.

Pete had a good night and a lot of laughs

At he end Pete was joined on stage by Carl Cox, Sasha and James Barton and Darren Hughes who all told stories about
Pete. Then a presentation was made

Thursday night it was up to the Dalt Vila, first up the Nervo girls

Hands Up!

The crowd was going mental, epic laser set up too
David Guetta took over and got the crowd going mental
Friday night it was up to Dalt Vila again for the IMS Closing Party

Japanese Pop Stars, good to see the guys again

Get that hand up Decky!

Pete Tong took over

Hecules And The Love Affair 

Loved when the sun was going down

Dubfire now rocking it

Great production
Really happy with this shot 
2 Many DJs closed the party

New hotel Ushuaia opened on the Saturday. We go there at 4pm and it was rocking to the Cadenza sounds

The venue holds had around 3000 people all dancing by the pool and an amazing DJ booth and area. Had abit of a Miami feel but better.

Going off big time when the night set in. 

Michel Cleis using the Pioneer CDJ-2000. A packed booth also (that would have done my head in)

Epic shot, got this by standing on a platform behind the booth. It was fun getting up on the platform with a pair of Havaianas on. Thanks to Piers from DJ Sounds for the boost up. 

Sunday was Space Opening, Was a great event this year, the crowd were so up for it

Wally Lopez, a photographers dream. Never disappoints when shooting him, always up for a laugh!

A bit of Fisheye going on here

The sign was very heavy :)

Crowd was going off, this was around 6pm

Starting to get messy for some people

Mel interviewing Pepe for DJ Sounds

With Wally Lopez

I can see you too

Great production with the dancer and performers this year

Night setting in, this means time for Steve Lawler

Steve's last track, epic crowd shot too

Coxy Takes Over

You Da Man!!!

Last Track
Was a busy week!!