Sometimes you just take an artist and define who they are. Binker Golding, with no real plan for what he wanted out of his photo shoot, told me: “Just go for it”.
We spent the day using different lighting set ups, coloured gels and just playing around with edit presets with the camera tethered to the Mac. Creatively, this is still one of my favourite shoots.
Sometimes we work to a concept other time, it is a very easy-going shoot and we go with the flow. It’s a joint venture between the sitter and myself. We may mix natural light with flash heads. I don’t like making it too technical, it has got to be fun.
Nigel Price guitar, Ross Stanley B3 Hammond Organ, Joel Barford drums, Snowboy percussion, Vasilis Xenopoulos tenner sax, Tony Kofi Alto sax, callum Au trombone, Key Stephen violin 1, Anna Brigham violin 2, Matt Maguire viola, Chris Terepin cello.
Sometimes, if not all the time 4 pictures on twitter just don’t do a performance justice. Nigel Price brought his album lunch ‘Wes Reimagined’ to Ronnie Scotts this weekend with two sold out shows. The queue stretched half way down Frith Street proving to be the hottest ticket on Saturday night. Let the photographs tell the story.
As we bounce back from lockdown with a vengeance and welcome back performers old and new, this man is no stranger to the club and was the hottest ticket in Frith Street. This time Kurt had guitarist Charlie Hunter by his side along with DJ Harrison – keys Corey Fonille – Drums and bringing up the backing vocals LaDonna and Vula.
Its Soweto’s second visit to Ronnie Scotts in the last 12 months but this time there was a live audience…. With a heavy mix of ripping sax and rap Soweto brought a hole new dimension to the performance. Neal Yates on trumpet bringing his fantastic vibe and Nick Jurd giving the underlying bass lines along with Jason Brown the drummer from the U.S doing very nicely over here in London thank you.
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Curtis is once again back and the worlds greatest Jazz club after almost 18 months of lockdown, he was in fine form selling out the club for every show. Curtis bringing his ever popular show back to Soho with his band. Matthew Fries – piano Cliff Schmitt bass – Paul Wells drums.
Situated in the heart of Blackheath village, run by two wonderful people Tony Rodd who you may remember from Masterchef finals 2015 and Becky Cummings. Copper and Ink is a clean fresh break from the chains that inhabit our high streets especially here in Blackheath. An independent restaurant with a monthly change to its outstanding menu. This is not a review of the restaurant it’s how I see and find the world around me.
I was first drawn to the restaurant by three words, Jazz, Evening and Food. If you ask me the perfect combination. As I type this Im getting hungry just thinking about it. But it’s 7.36am might be lucky and get a bacon roll from the tea hut, not so glam on a chilly bank holiday Monday.
Back to Masterchef 2015, not only do we have Tony Rodd also runner up Rob Parks. When photographing a kitchen it always helps with some powerful personalities Tony, Rob, Martin and Jayden.
When you are away from you’re everyday surroundings your eyes are open and you look harder at what’s around you.
In 2015 and 2017 I spent a bit of time in Northern Italy, Venice and Veneto. I like to visit out of season in the winter. Venice has a smell of wood smoke mixed with winter rain. It’s the best time, locals have there city to themselves. Here is my photographic essay “Venice and Veneto”
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Over the last 18 months all our lives have change in one way or another. We can no longer hold the freedom to move around like we once did.
We have not had the chance to travel so all we have is memories in the form of photos and music.
My passions in life and not in any order Food, Music, Travel and Photography.
Over recent years we have found ourselves spending more time in Puglia a region of Italy on the south Adriatic cost. One town in particular, the small town of Polignano a Mare. Built on the cliffs overlooking a small rocky cove with a rich history dating back to the Byzantine Empire in the 6th century. This is the first of many posts about the place Ive fallen in love with.
With many local restaurants and bars this small but perfectly formed town has a gem at its heart, a vegetarian restaurant call Mint Cucina Fresca.mintcucinafresca.com If I was in London there is a good chance I would shy away from a vegetarian restaurant. There is no shying away from Mint and the style of food they serve. If you’re not on board with what they do they would rather turn the booking away.
After a good few visits Fabrizio the Chef and owner invited me into his kitchen along with my camera. I could hardly say no.