A (Re)Touching Story

In 2016, I will be in my 10th year of ‘being’ a photographer. Needless to say before then I was taking pictures on a social level, always seen with a camera of some sort.  There are many bands I have photographed, some of which have been an incredible honour – bands I grew up listening to through good times and bad. Music soothes the soul as they say.   I’ve had many a conversation with fellow photographers about bucket list bands and artists, along the lines of “if you could go back in time, who would you have loved to photograph live?” Mine would be (in no particular order) Elvis, Led Zeppelin, Nirvana, Queen (with Freddy Mercury), Alice in Chains (with Layne Staley), Jimi Hendrix, and THE Guns ‘n’ Roses lineup.   I digress.   After watching ‘Montage of Heck‘ and then the ‘Soaked in Bleach‘ documentary, I was speaking to a friend about how much those productions made me angry and conflicted as they told such different stories about Kurt Cobain’s life and the events surrounding his death. They pointed me to the book ‘Heavier than Heaven‘ by Seattle based writer and journalist Charles R. Cross, and said ‘…in […]

LIVE – The Temperance Movement, Seasick Steve & Gregg Allman

Following on from my Rival Sons post, are my other personal highlights from Ramblin’ Man Fair festival. The eccentric dance moves and enigmatic personality of Phil Campbell from The Temperance Movement, was enough for people to forget about the rain… The legend that is Seasick Steve, managed to stop the rain for a brief moment on Sunday afternoon Followed by an even greater legend that is Gregg Allman. Which was just spectacuar. To see some of my other photos, grab the next issue of Classic Rock Magazine! Mx

LIVE – Rival Sons at Ramblin’ Man Fair

The first in a few posts of my personal highlights fron Ramblin’ Man Fair this weekend. First up, Rival Sons! The rain fell when they played, but they were still awesome. Also introduced by Vic Reeves! Mx

LIVE – Black Label Society in London

Last night kicked ass! The only downside to the show was the fact I couldn’t rock out in the photo pit while I was shooting, it was a bit mental in there! A selection of my favourites from the show:   Mx  

LIVE – Prepare for Hell Tour, London

Slipknot came to London at the weekend on their Prepare for Hell Tour, with KoRn as their main support. Both sets were full of energy, with songs that got me rocking out in the photo pit (whilst working of course) and taking me back to my youth. As I’m sure you’ve seen over social media, during KoRn’s set, the guys from Slipknot came out and played a cover of Beastie Boys ‘Sabotage’ – which was unreal! Here are my favourite shots from the show. Mx