ESO Live DVD

One of the best things about being a photographer, is following a band along their career and taking their pictures. One of the sad things is when those bands then ‘call it a day’. Since forming in 1996, ESO (esOterica) have a mass of achievements including; 3 studio albums, 7 Singles, 11 music videos and toured twice with Marilyn Manson. They had their ‘Farewell Tour’ last month, and a release of a Live DVD to celebrate. I attended their show at The Garage – London, to shoot for the DVD artwork. A 14 track live DVD with extras of their music videos and an interview. You can purchase it from their Online Store. Here’s the video for ‘The Divide’ which I shot stills for in March 2012. Directed by the legendary Tim Fox. I’m sure you will join me in wishing the guys (and Laura) all the best for the future. Mx

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  

ESO – Lights, Camera, Action!

Photography leads me on such varied assignments and it’s brilliant. My last post was on a Vintage Lingerie launch and the day before that I was in a cold, dark, abandoned warehouse in Hackney, shooting stills for ESO‘s up and coming music video. Both days excited me equally and in different ways. Along with shooting promos and stills, I got to watch and learn from Tim Fox – Motion Designer, Director and Illustrator, whose client list varies from Lady Gaga and Ms Dynamite to Skindred and Alice Cooper. What a treat! I arrived when they were on the last couple of full live band takes and got straight to work People don’t always realise the work that goes into music videos, and how many takes of the same thing – over and over again. To still keep a performance “fresh” as if it was the first time I would imagine is really difficult. They were so energetic on every take! It’s no wonder that shortly after, they took a break for lunch having been hard at work since 8:30am, and we had a look around for some cool spots to do pictures with what light was there. Tobi liked the […]

GODSIZED ‘WALKING AWAY’ VIDEO SHOOT

Holed up in an old meat market in Croydon, South London for a day, I went along to do photo stills and a promo shoot with Godsized. I walk into 2 hours gone of filming, smoke, effects lighting and the track ‘Walking Away’ blaring – everyone is really upbeat about the day which was good news as everything was going well then. Sitting with my cup of tea and a bacon buttie I watch and grab an essence of the idea before I picked up my camera and started work. 5 hours later, it was a wrap. Everyone cold, tired, fed up with hearing ‘Walking Away’ for the millionth time and time for the promo shoot! They took 5 to rest up and we started shooting. Clearly fed up with performing, they needed to have a bit of a laugh before getting down to the serious pictures. Oh and there’s more than that. In fact I have a whole load of pictures of Godsized from the small beginnings and line up changes which I will eventually put online. The guys really do like to have a laugh AND are great at what they do too. A teaser from the promo […]