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 – Machine Head in London & Birmingham UK

I had the incredible honour of photographing 3 of Machine Head‘s UK shows at the end of the ‘Killers & Kings Tour’ Euro leg . It was definitely one of the best moments of 2014 for me, both as a photographer and a fan. As you can imagine, there were quite a lot of pictures to go through. But I’ve managed to get them down to these favourite moments to share with you…. “Don’t ever stop being a fan. Some folks think it’s uncool to be one. They look at me like i’m an idiot when I wait for autographs, tweet to a band or look out for guitar picks after a gig. These people can go suck eggs. The longer i’m around music, the more I realize the importance of staying a fan. If you lose passion for artists you love, you’re forgetting why you got involved with music in the first place” Lou Brutus. Hell fucking Yeah. Mx

Epica in London

Last month, Epica came to London to do press for their album ‘The Quantum Enigma‘ – which is due for release on May 2nd. I was booked to shoot for their Terrorizer interview. The setting? To go to one of London’s tourist hotspots and shoot Simone and Mark in a political style. Definitely something that you wouldn’t normally see in any of their other pictures! Parliament Square was the location of choice – as you can imagine – it was very very busy. Being there with my camera equipment could have also been quite tricky, but it ended up going very well and I was pleased with the results. It was very very cold that day (unlike the sunshine and light winds that the forecasters predicted). This image didn’t make the feature, so I can share it with you – one of my favourites. Simone and Mark hadn’t seen Big Ben or the Houses of Parliament before, so they really enjoyed walking around the shoot location too. We found a phone box and did a few fun pictures that you will also see in the Magazine. Simone found the classic London red phone box, and we laughed as it reminded […]

Published Update

If you’re in the UK, you’re most likely enjoying your 4 day weekend. For me? There’s still some work involved, but that’s how I like it. Here’s an update of my work in the press. Very happy to have shot a Godsized poster for their latest trip to Germany. The shoot, was at times, beyond hilarious! I must share some of the out-take pics with you all. The poster is currently printed and sold at A2 size. There’s also postcard sized stickers available. Then there’s the pic spread for Terrorizer Magazine feature ‘Hard of Hearing’, with Killswitch Engage and Trivium just before their show in London. You can see from the pics it was also rather entertaining when the photo shoot part gets mentioned! Various live and random pics of Therion, Arcturus, Iced Earth, Orange Goblin, Matt Harvey (eating a dog called Widget?!) and Killswitch Engage beating up the Terrorizer Features Editor – Tom – with the help of Trivium (Adam D pulling Tom’s hair is just brilliant, as he asked him first if he could do it!) The Crowbar (with support from Dripback and Hang the Bastard) show was immense with pics printed in Issue 247 of Terrorizer. Until […]

Killswitch Engage Live

I haven’t done a post in forever! Terrorizer have been keeping me busy with lots of shoots – which you will see in coming issues. So let’s get up to speed! Following my Trivium post in February (where they had the double headliner show with Killswitch Engage), here’s a few of my favourites from the KsE set. A performance full of passion and energy, that was also entertaining! Definitely a contender for my favourite gig of the year. Mx PS. I love Jesse’s socks!

Cristina Scabbia Giveaway Winner

Yesterday on my Facebook Page, I announced the winner of the signed print set of Cristina Scabbia. I was completely bowled over – with a total of 859 correct entries! And I think my mail server felt the same way, when it actually crashed because of the en-mass entries. The correct answer for the name of the ring designed by Cristina Scabbia with Seventh Circle Artworks is I’m No Saint. Entries from Australia, Philippines, United Arab Emirates, Mexico, Argentina, Canada, UK, Romania, Brazil, Poland, Germany…. the list goes on and on! And your sweet messages about my photography meant a lot too. The prints are now on their way to Doreen Teel in Iowa U.S.A, and I will update this post with a photo of her with her giveaway prize. Thank you again again for all your entries! I hope to run another giveaway soon. Don’t forget that Seventh Circle Artworks are giving my readers a special 10% discount on the ‘I’m No Saint Ring. Just visit their online store and enter CRI10 at the checkout. Offer ends on April 1st 2014. Mx Update 07/04/2014 Here is Doreen with her Cristina Scabbia prints! She received them safe and sound, and […]

Competition: Cristina Scabbia Prints

I’m excited to be running another giveaway competiton! This time, I’ve teamed up with Seventh Circle Artworks and Cristina Scabbia to run a print giveaway! After a very successful launch of the ‘I’m No Saint’ ring in December 2013, which Cristina designed along with Alex Palmer – owner of Seventh Circle Artworks, London. Fans around the world have ordered their very own ‘Cri design’ and it’s been great to see so many pictures posted of fans with theirs. I shot the promo pictures surrounding the launch and release, and have a fab competition for you to enter to win a set of prints! On Cristina’s first meeting with Alex, we shot with some of the pieces already in the SCA collection (as well as posing with our favourite prop ‘Dave the Skull’). Cristina later signed three prints when we met to do the promos for her own launch. One for Alex, one for myself, and the third – for our giveaway competition. So there are only three of these in existence! To win this set of prints… One signed A4 print, along with two of the images from Cristina’s promotion (one 8″x10″, and one 7″x5″), please answer the following question. […]

An hour with Jon & Stu from Iced Earth

Back in October of last year, I went to Terrorizer HQ to shoot with Jon Schaffer and Stu Block from Iced Earth. The pics, for an interview piece in the Magazine. Now that the interview is published I can share with you some more pictures and fun memories from the shoot. Well, to start with, they didn’t actually know they were having a shoot! Jon and Stu arrived wrapped up like it was arctic outside! So we improvised with no change of clothing or styling products. To be honest, they didn’t need it as their personalities spoke louder than anything else. They recounted crazy press stories; one, where they literally bounced on the beds at hotel rooms while being interviewed. Their ‘Virate’ patches intrigued me. The explanation? They are Viking Pirates – Virates. Apparently, only the guys on their crew have the privilege of such an honour. Two women have ‘Vagirate’ patches (needs no explanation). These women are particularly cool and hang with the band backstage. “Not like that!!” Stu insisted, “These women have earned the patches, with no prenetration involved! They’re just really cool people who dig the music”. Jon looked like a wrestler, apparently he gets that a […]