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The last couple of weeks really has been that – a mixed bag. This always give me a problem of what to blog, when and how.

I like this blog to reflect me, the shots from that I feel are more me than the run of the mill press shots I deliver. For example, I have made it clear so many times that I love working in black and white, i love informal portraits but these just do not sell for the kind of events I cover.

Take last night, at the Shepherds Bush Empire, we had Charlotte Gainsbourg. Very photogenic, the lighting was quite moody and with her gazing off into the distance, her eyes looked great…

but I preferred Chilly Gonzalez, the supporting artist at his piano. The concentration, the same moody lighting, the white gloves.. Of the two, Chilly Gonzalez was far more interesting to shoot and I particularly like this …


On Sunday I was photographing music of a totally different nature; the 4000 strong “Rock Choir” filled the Hammersmith Apollo (I still want to call it The Odeon after all these years). With members both on the stage and in the dimly lit auditorium this was quite a challenge. My favourite from the shoot was this one, where I grabbed a chair and climbed above the choir on the stage to shoot over their heads and picture the conductor with further members behind him…


I always hate to end on a bum note… but with the England football team playing today to stay in the World Cup, I think it is appropriate given the way they have performed. I covered the Brighton event of the World Naked Bike Ride. Great fun as ever.. I’m just glad I did not need a paramedic…

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