For over 20 years I’ve been shooting main stages at major festivals and sweaty little punk gigs – plus everything in between.
Portraits and locations
Alongside the spontaneity of live work I also love taking the time to capture people in studio or outdoor settings.
When nature calls and there’s a glorious sunrise or sunset it’s just as exciting to capture wild landscapes.
If you are looking for festival, band, or landscape stock photos I may have what you want
I’ve started to upload my back catalogue of shots onto this site so you can buy and download them direct to illustrate your news article, blog, or social media post.
A few reasons to get me to take photos for you…
The most important thing to remember is I’m passionate about what I do. This isn’t just a job – it’s a vocation.
If you’re not happy then neither am I.
AN EYE FOR AN IMAGE
I know what works and what doesn’t – so when I am shooting live events I make sure I get the shots that count and will help you sell future shows as well as giving you great memories.
I work with top-end Nikon and Sony DSLRs with a range of long, wide, and super-wide lenses plus creative lighting systems that can add extra impact.
FAST AND RELIABLE
You will get your images back as quickly as you need them – either straight off the camera for news purposes or with creative post-production editing.
FRIENDLY AND EASY TO WORK WITH
If you aren’t comfortable and relaxed I’m not doing my job properly – and I’m a musician myself, so if you need me to work with the talent at your event I’ll put them at their ease.
There when it matters
There’s a moment that defines every gig – and knowing when to be in the right place with the right camera and settings to capture it is something I’ve learnt the hard way.
Nikon D5, D850 – Sony A9, A7s IV
Lightroom, Portrait Pro.
GODOX wireless battery heads with effects.
Commitment to quality
The Secret of Success…
Relaxed subjects are critical to a great studio or location set. It’s amazing how performers can suddenly become very awkward when they aren’t in front of an audience. I do my best to ensure you are comfortable and happy to let the camera see you in the way you want to be seen.
Let’s chat a bit about what you want these pictures for and what you want them to say about you.
It’s ‘soundcheck time’ – spending a few minutes shooting ‘throwaway pictures’ to ensure we are both seeing what you want to see pays dividends.
If it’s not right – fix it. If it doesn’t ned fixing, leave it alone…. if something isn’t working let’s talk about it and change things around. If we get close to the shot you want in the first five minutes let’s work with that and get it as near to perfect as we can.
Let’s do it again – I measure my success by the number of times I get asked back.
Don’t take my word for it – here’s what others say:
“You’ve set the bar ridiculaously high…”
“One of our favourite pictures from this year’s Latitude Festival…”
“Simply stunning photos of so many festivals over two decades…”,
Some of my favourite bands
My passion for photography is driven by my love of music – so for the record here are just a few of the bands and artists I love to have in front of my camera…
So hoping they reform…
Missing her every day…
Powerful in front of any crowd…
They just know how to rock…
A force of nature…
Masters of the live circuit…
A few highlights from recent gigs and shoots…
With support from Haest, Mentrual Cramps and Butane Regulators in the basement at Whistle TragoRead more
I’d love to hear from you…