event photography

Give me Fuel, Give me Fire

In September, I worked at the London Tattoo Convention for Terrorizer Magazine. Covering the darker side of the arts and tattooing over the weekend, for a feature printed in the magazine I blogged about a couple of weeks ago.

Performance wise, I was also very intrigued by the Fuel Girls so I hung about for a bit to shoot them in between interviews. I have worked with a couple of ex-Fuel Girls in other shoots, but never seen them perform their routine in full.

From pole dancing, ariel hoop, ballet, and urban dance to fire breathing and sword routines – it was all incredibly inspiring and sometimes breathtaking in places.

Not to mention really beautiful tattoos too!

I also really liked Cervena Fox’s ‘Queen of the Damned’ performance. Some of the pics were in the magazine, this one didn’t make it in and is one of my favourites.

I highly recommend that you catch the Fuel Girls if you see they are in your area.


unsigned bands


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.



Heaven is a Place for Thrash?

Exhumed founding member, Matt Harvey, is interviewed surrounding the band’s 6th studio album release ‘Necroracy‘ in the latest issue of Terrorizer Magazine (#239). I shot with him for the feature and we had a good old natter.

After a stint of European shows, watching Iron Maiden in Amsterdam, then onto London during the 2 week break – for the feature shoot and some time out, before going back out on the road, Matt was on around 4 days/nights with very little sleep.

Of course he demanded beer before we got started.

He sank 2 of the bastards before I even made a test shot!

3 Things you didn’t know about Matt Harvey:

On tour, Matt states that he’s ‘Vegan’. “It means we get more of a varied, healthy diet” he said. Though when the band received a buy-out, Matt headed to the nearest steak house, salivating, and he got found out! He went on to tell me that he enjoys cooking, especially hot/spicy dishes. Matt suggested the ‘Psycho Nuts’ that I told you guys about the other week, could be used in an Oriental style meal with chicken, rice, ginger… (he then reeled off a very impressive list of herbs and spices), and then add the Ghost Pepper peanuts for a spicy option to replace cashew nuts.

Amazing idea!

When he gets home from tour, Matt’s first and favourite thing to do is to sit on his sofa and catch up with all the TV series’ he’s recorded. Current faves are Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad.

What does Matt listen to when he chills out after a show? ’80’s Cheese’. In particular he talked about his love for Belinda Carlisle.

Yup, you heard it here first. He’s rather proud of that fact too.

Check out the pics/feature piece in my ‘Press’ section. Buy the mag to read it though!