07 May 13
Posted at 11:22
What a lot of catching up I have to do! As it's been since September since I last blogged I'm going to have to break up this goliath of a blog post into a few smaller, more manageable pieces.
I've just come back from an amazing trip to Thailand and Hong Kong so stay tuned for pictures from that.
Cast your mind back to September, California's Best Coast were in town for a super intimate show at the Borderline. The gig was excellent with Beth & co on fine form, shame the Borderline is a bit hit and miss when it comes to photography.
Dan Deacon’s shows are like no other. Forget traditional notions of a band being onstage with the audience in front, Dan takes his array of synths, toys and lights right into the crowd – fully immersing himself and cutting off the safety of the stage. Within moments the whole room is sat on the floor (under Dan’s instruction) before jumping up and turning the venue into a moshpit. One of my shots from this actually made it into the Independent which was really nice to see.
French music streaming service Deezer turned one last year and, like any one year old, celebrated by throwing a party at the exclusive Hospital Club in London’s Soho. The show was limited to just a few lucky winners, music press and industry types but was being live streamed on the internet for all to watch from the comfort of their own homes. The evening’s entertainment came from the lovely Staves (first time I’d seen them live), Slow Club, and a very stripped back set from Villagers.
Over the last couple of years I’ve built a relationship with a great little theatrical production company who’ve invited me to shoot their rehearsals. Their most recent production ‘The Ones Who Kill Shooting Stars’ was brilliant and I popped down one afternoon to grab some stills for them as they were doing their final dress rehearsal.
Something I’ve been wanting to blog for a while is the wedding I shot back last summer in the South of France. I’m just going to post one for now but it was an amazing experience.
I’d been tipped off by a friend about Norwegian singer/songwriter Bernhoft who was playing the beautiful Union Chapel so I went along with my camera. It was such a lovely, minimalistic show, just him, his guitar and some loop pedals...
Stay tuned for part 2 as still to come I've got photos of bands including Twin Shadow, Purity Ring, Haim and Disclosure as well as portraits of McFly's Harry Judd and photos from my Asian adventure!