Tremonti Giveaway!

After many teasers on the internet, last week Tremonti released this music video for stand-out track “Wish you Well”. It’s from the killer album ‘All I Was’, released by record label Fret12. I have 2 standing tickets to give away for the London, UK show at the Electric Ballroom on February 18th. Doors at 19.00. Entries only for people who are able to get to London on that date please. Leave a comment on this post to enter and the winner will be picked at random on February 1st. Keep Rockin’ Mx

Meet the Ladies – Makeover + Shoot Day #2

We had such a fun time on the 2nd Makeover + Shoot Day! If you are on my Facebook Page, you would have seen teasers go up over the past couple of weeks. Ceri, Amber and I had such varied looks to work with; a classic 40’s/50’s style, casual rocked up look, vintage gothic, alternative lingerie and a classy high fashion style shoot. Here’s some of my favourite pictures from the day They all look absolutely stunning! Wouldn’t you agree?! I really do love to put on these Makeover Days, especially when I get to photograph some ladies that book, and it’s their first time in front of the camera for a professional shoot. To see the transformation and their confidence boost is one of my favourite things. We will be running another one next year. Wow hasn’t time gone by! I will put an announcement up soon with a poster for the next Makeover + Shoot Day. You can join me on my Facebook Page as well. I’m bowled over to see it has hit over 3,500 “likes”. Thank you :) Hope to meet some more of you next year! Mx

Published in Austria!

Wild at Heart clothing store opened on Halloween and is the first of its’ kind in Vienna, Austria, with over 4,000 square feet of alternative goodness (imagine Camden in North London). Back in August, the owners flew over to London to shoot with me for the fashion campaign which involved all the store decor and promotion. They called in top London based alternative models Nina Kate, Hayley Leggs, Morrigan Hel, Dickie Smith and Shelly D’Inferno, and I used my great team on hair and makeup – Ceri Cushen and Stacey Frow (Stacey did makeup on Hayley & Dickie) I hope to visit the store at some point and take some pictures. But in the mean time, here’s some quick snaps they have taken. I was stoked to see the displays bigger than I thought they would be! (All snaps with credit to Wild at Heart, Vienna) Large window displays of each of the models. Huge canvas of Shelly D’Inferno and Morrigan Hel behind the till point Various images on Swing Tags Framed images throughout the store (Nina Kate & Shelly D’Inferno pictured) Images on red canvases also around the store Also on the flyer for their in-house tattoo and piercing […]

Cristina Scabbia collaborates with SCA!

I love it when I can finally share things that have been going on behind the scenes. This collaboration has been a few months in the making with emails and conversations. Finally we can share it. Seventh Circle Artworks are now working with Lacuna Coil‘s front-woman Cristina Scabbia! So exciting! SCA have issued a press release with details of the collaboration. Cristina is excited to be on board and has already discussed great ideas for her collection; which will be the first SCA release for 2013, and taking on a more feminine style. Cristina says, “I LOVE skulls but it would have to be something different, definitely not biker style but more classy…with balls!” We met up with her before Lacuna Coil’s sold out show, in London’s KoKo venue, for her initial photo shoot – the decor and layout was perfect for her style; red & black, velvet and quilted leather. Very decadent. (view from the desk during sound check) The ‘Ace of Spades‘ ring is proving a popular design at the moment, as you would have read from my previous post with Pepper Keenan and the Down shoot. Cristina wears it in the above photo, but this one is […]

Down – Year of XII Tour – London, UK

You know those moments when you can’t stop grinning? That was me last night. I was at the Roundhouse in Camden with Seventh Circle Artworks (SCA) shooting with both Down and their main support band Orange Goblin. In my time of shooting shows, I have snapped Orange Goblin live maybe 3 or 4 times, so was really looking forward to actually meeting them in person for a brief promo shoot. They were all quite happy despite not liking their pictures taken, just like many guys in bands I work with. They also joked about how all their promo pictures seem to be around or near a bar. After a couple of semi-serious poses I asked them to do something funny. The only thing they could come up with was to “punch Joe in the face!” Ben is a towering 6ft 4 (at least), but a very friendly guy with it. And yes, I would have needed a step ladder to speak to him at eye level. This is not a Marie’s eye view, but you get the idea on height ;) Oh yeah, In case you were wondering about the killer shirt Ben is wearing, it’s the latest SCA shirt […]

Nya – Driving the Nails In

Nya recently booked me for a promo shoot surrounding their forthcoming EP ‘Driving the Nails In’, which will be released November 5th. The inspiration surrounding this shoot was their EP artwork This was designed by my old friend Steve at CWD Media. Every so often I get a blast from the past – it always happens in this industry :) Steve and I met when I was first shooting shows at local bars and venues and he fronted a band called Vert. I instantly clicked with Nesh, Dan, Woody and Joe. The shoot was super fun, and there was also Sammm Agnew working on their hair and makeup. She’s a stellar lady with amazing skills. To compliment the album artwork the guys had brought along roses and what looked like coffin nails (?!) haha. I found an old skull lying around the photo studio and we all knew what we wanted to do. Sammm put this amazing piece together while I was shooting the full band images in the first section. This creation featured in singer Anezka’s pictures and also the second half of the band shots Worked really well didn’t it? A couple of days ago Nya filmed their music […]

Live: Rival Sons in London

I had heard some great things about Rival Sons; that they have been named the next Led Zeppelin. That’s some quite big shoes to fill. Monday night, they played the Electric Ballroom in Camden. I’ve photographed many bands at this venue in my career so far – from Shinedown to Fear Factory, but this was the first Rock ‘n’ Roll show. A different vibe, and (I think) Sold Out crowd that erupted with applause and cheering as they came on stage and went straight into ‘Keep on Swinging’. My first impression. WOW. My second, “Oh yeah, I’m here to take pictures!” Singer ‎Jay Buchanan‎ looked like a cross between Steven Tyler, Rod Stewart and Mick Jagger – the guy has serious style. His stage presence, enigmatic and his fancy footwork matching his vocal ability. I was definitely loving his shoes! I looked around at such a wide range of ages in the audience getting into the music – the kids as if they were literally witnessing rock ‘n’ roll for the first time and lapping it up. Rival Sons have the complete package, and there’s no ignoring them. I had also heard Jimmy Page was in attendance…wonder what he thought. […]

Exclusive ESO at NME!

Today is a rather cool launch day. I promised you a second post didn’t I. ESO‘s video for their new single ‘The Divide’ (directed by Tim Fox) has been aired for the first time exclusively by NME.com this evening. Here it is! I was stoked to shoot stills on this video, check out my blog post back in March of this year of some behind the scenes bits from the filming. The end product looks amazing. Great work guys! Mx