These portraits are all taken with the subject aware of the camera, as opposed to the Performance page where the subjects are usually too busy performing to notice the moment of capture (although they will always be aware that photography is in progress – we’re not paparazzi!). They are designed to capture the moods, personalities or expressions of the subjects and are commissioned for a wide variety of commercial, personal and publicity reasons. We have our own fully equipped studio for formal images, although we prefer location shooting where the subject can either be put into context by the surroundings or more visual interest can be added by throwing the background out of focus. More in-depth portrait sessions are shown on the Projects page.
The images on this site represent a small example of our work with a wide range of performing artists. They cover many different styles and usage – from straight reportage shots to the more weird and wonderful. Although all of the images were shot using the latest full-frame digital cameras, many of them have been processed in a retro film style. We like to think this gives the best of both worlds – the convenience and cost savings of digital combined with the warmth, grittiness and colours of film.
Many of the music shoots were arranged during breaks in recording sessions, representing a substantial cost saving over employing separate photographers and recording personnel. We hope you like the images and would be happy to talk through any project you might be planning.