I'm so glad my parents were hippies. Without that fact, my musical upbringing would not have been a diet of the likes of Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell and Melanie. One of the first sounds I heard was needle on vinyl and my first memory was gazing out of the window of a Welsh farmhouse to see silhouettes dancing around a bonfire playing acoustic guitars and singing. The day … [Read more...] about Melanie Safka
I have just finished uploading a few of the photos of the band Talc to my Flickr stream. For most of Friday afternoon I had the pleasure of hanging out with the two awesome funksters Dr. Fun and The Gift. They had imaginatively arranged for us to visit their local beer making establishment so as we could take some photos for their up and coming concept album and at the same time not be too far … [Read more...] about Photoshoot with the band ~ Talc
I love music photography. It's just not that easy to make a living from it unless you work for an agency or a glossy mag. I have two rates normally, one for mates and unsigned bands (unless i am doing a trade for trade kind of deal) and then a more corporate rate for the big guns. This may sound weird but musicians are always skint.. and i love the work, so it seems only right that if i can be … [Read more...] about Money for nothing or your pix for free.
This morning I got a link to a musical Jam I was a part of over 10 years ago in 1997. This was an impromptu get together of a few friends in an attic room in Rugby town UK. Everything was ad-libbed with only a bottle of wine for lyrical inspiration. The musical attendees were... Nathan Thomas on bass, Ed Hipkins on drums Georgi Griffiths on guitar, myself on Harmonica, didgeridoo and … [Read more...] about Media Reincarnated
In my guise as a music photographer I occasionally get called apon take photos of bands for promotional purposes. I may snap them reportage style in the recording studio, on a location shoot, or occasionally, if needed, live. I caught up with the band Farleigh At one gig of their local gigs in Leamington. There was hardly any light and all I had with me was my cheapy mpeg video camera (A Sanyo … [Read more...] about The First Farleigh Video