Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Smiler - Mixtape Cover Shoot

In January I did a press shoot with Hip Hop artist Smiler, the shoot went really well and one of the images has been used for his new mixtape album "All I Know" His track with Lana Del Rey "Spender" features on the album and I have attached it below so you can have a listen. The album is out on February 28th

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Sway - Level Up Single Cover Artwork

Was great to see that another image from the shoot with Sway that I did back in 2011 being used for his new single cover "Level Up" Its going to be released on 3 Beat on April 2nd.

Justice - Q Magazine Article

In the last week before Christmas I was really happy to get the commission from Q Magazine to shoot French electronic music duo Justice for the mag's "The Soundtrack Of My Life" article. It was really interesting to hear what tracks had been an influence on their lives. Gaspard and Xavier were really cool guys and my only wish is that I could have more time with them.  The article is in the current issue of Q Magazine.

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Snow Patrol - Bournemouth BIC

This was my first live gig of the 2012, so felt a little bit rusty. I was commissioned by Ilikemusic to photograph the show at the Bournemouth BIC, which is always great venue to shoot in. I have always liked Snow Patrol's music, so it was a gig that I was looking forward to covering.

I have to say though it definitely was not the easiest gig to ease me back into shooting live. The lighting was all over the place during the the first 2 songs and it was hard to photograph lead singer Gary Lightbody whist he was singing as he held the mic so close to his mouth all the time (getting horrible shadows), but enough of the moaning (it is the first gig of the year so I am allowed)!! In the end pretty happy how it all turned out and I think I managed to get some good images. The band were great live and the crowd were loving it. All in all a good night and can't wait to shoot some more gigs in the next few weeks, so look out for more posts.

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Nina Kraviz - DJ Mag Cover Shoot

I am very lucky to have a great relationship with all the guys at DJ Mag and I am always excited about shooting a cover for the publication. This actually my 28th cover shoot for the mag. For me its one of the biggest jobs you can get as there is nothing like seeing your image on the front of a magazine in the rack of a newsagents.

The cover star for this issue is Russian DJ/Producer Nina Kraviz. I must say she was one of the nicest and best artists that I have worked with for a while and as you can see by the pics she looked fantastic. We did the shoot just after Christmas in her hotel room and around the Hoxton Hotel. She was on a quick stop over before jetting off for her New Year gigs. The shoot and article was to coincide with her new album that is released this month.

Really happy how it came out, you can see the cover (above) and the article. There were so many unused shots I have put a selection below with my favs :)