Vienna Calling

A new alternative clothing store will be opening in Vienna on Halloween, and I had the honour of photographing the fashion campaign for the store decor, advertising and website. I loved being in the studio for the 2 days, and had 5 of the best London alternative models to work with. I worked with Ceri on hair for the whole shoot and Stacey doing makeup on the 1st day (Stacey worked with me on the first ever Dolls ‘n’ Divas Playing Cards back in 2009). The clients now have the many, many contact sheets and I should be hearing from them very soon with all their final choices. So difficult! I couldn’t leave you hanging on without any teasers. So, I don’t do this very often – if at all, here’s a little teaser of the raw unedited images from a few of the contact sheets. Can you see what a kick-ass day that we had?! The store, I’ve been told, will be the first large alternative store in Vienna and is more than 4000 square feet. It will feature clothing, shoes, a tattoo parlour, jewellery, makeup, piercing studio and loads more. The owners like to dream big and they […]

The one with the Fence

When it comes to location shoots, the weather can be a photographer’s best friend or worst enemy. London-based groove metal band L Sol Tace booked me for another promo shoot after a bit of a lineup change and a debut album in the making. We had previously shot in a dark venue and I said to the guys that it would be great to go to an outdoor location. They got back to me and said that near their rehearsal rooms “there’s this fence that’s kinda cool”. I laughed! Cool, a fence. Sorted! The weather that week was abysmal. Typical UK you may think. Actually, even worse, as by this point we would be basking in a little more sunshine than this. (Not edited at all and taken on my iPhone) I started setting up, the guys had a litre bottle of Jack Daniel’s in hand and they had already had a few beers during rehearsal. We kept watch on the weather and had to quickly grab everything and run inside the rehearsal rooms at the first sign of rain. It reminded me of this scene from Wayne’s World But with rain instead of cars obviously. Turns out, the moody […]

‘Eighth Plague Tour’ – Wembley Arena, UK

Last weekend was my first show back in the photo pit since maternity leave. What a great return to live show photography it was too! I was shooting for Terrorizer at Wembley Arena, London, for the ‘Eighth Plague Tour’ – Darkest Hour, Devil Driver, Bring me the Horizon and then Machine Head to headline. Obviously I can’t show you all the pics but here’s a few sneaky ones. The rest will be in the coming issue of Terrorizer Magazine. It was a blast!

ALL HOPE IS GONE TOUR, LONDON UK

At the Hammersmith Apollo with Machine Head supporting Slipknot was great! I arrived early into Machine Head’s press schedule and hung with Al in the Production Office while I waited for Phil to finish up and interview. Dave walked in with a huge smile and we hugged and caught up before he has to go and have his hourly fix of Starbucks. It was so cold here for him that he put on the thickest winter coat with fur trim before he braves the elements. I was just in a vest and jacket, but then again he is from Alameda, California so I couldn’t really blame him. Phil finishes up and gets ready for the shoot, looking at the new Ed Stone designs he’s going to wear. He suggested posing with his new Jackson custom with ram’s horns at the 12th fret. Of course I was up for that and we did the shoot. I did wonder afterwards about the hair band over his fingers like that but forgot to ask in the rush of everything. I will find out for you, if you’re intrigued like me. Back in the Production Office, Cheeky got the set lists ready and sorted […]

16 – 18 AUGUST – BLOODSTOCK, DERBY – UK

A busy busy festival! Arriving the day before Showtime with the unsigned stage crew we had our own party on Wednesday after setting up the stage and rigging. Here’s the rest of the festival in brief as I was so busy on Main Stage, some Unsigned stage bands, backstage and the signing tent – a crazy time! Thursday – Photographed: Head On, Firewind, Kiuas and Testament live Signings – Chris Slade and Testament After I had photographed Testament’s first 3 songs I went back to Head-On’s dressing room and they were already drinking. Things got a bit crazy and the guys decided to feed Ross (the bass player) random things and I filmed it: VIDEO The night just got worse after that. Mark ended up being seen to by a paramedic as he wrestled someone to the ground badly and injured his hand. They drank vodka through their eyes and photographed each other going to the loo. HAHA. Friday – I was a bit knackered from the late night/early morning’s shenanigans. Got out of the tent to find the guys from Forever Never had arrived and I would be taking their pics after I have had breakfast and a damn […]