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 […]

KIRK WINDSTEIN & SEVENTH CIRCLE ARTWORKS

Kirk Windstein came to London with one of his 3 bands – Crowbar. I was booked shooting a Hard of Hearing piece for Terrorizer Magazine and Seventh Circle Artworks – a bespoke handmade jewellery company. SCA had made Kirk his very own custom Fleur de Lys ring with the engraving of ‘NOLA’ around the outside. It’s amazing! Kirk flipped out over this ring and we did a shoot for promotion of its release. He also did a lot of promotion surrounding Crowbar’s forthcoming album ‘Sever the Wicked Hand’. I got to listen in on an interview and saw the band sound check. A very humble man with one hell of a story to tell. Look out for my pics which will be published quite soon. Also the Fleur de Lys ring will be available to order via www.seventhcircleartworks.com shortly… keep checking the site – – I WANT ONE!! Here’s a teaser – one of the promos from the shoot – we had fun with a smoke machine. It reminded me of one the Down songs ‘Bury me in Smoke’ so I just HAD to use it!