Thursday, March 31, 2011

Skinny Genes

Thought what I caught of the Eliza Doolittle show last night at Manchester Academy was pretty impressive. Nice lighting, but she has a tendency of keeping the mic close to her mouth at all times!

Eliza Doolittle

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Taylor Swift was a pleasure to shoot last time, and tonight's show - shot for The Music Fix was no exception.

Taylor Swift

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Seldom Seen Kid

I'm not happy with my Elbow shots from Friday, so here's a quick shot of the support act, Villagers, instead.


Thursday, March 24, 2011

I Like It

Well, actually, I kinda don't. Soundboard shoots in arenas are never fun, but thankfully Enrique Iglesias has a walkway that he uses during the allotted songs!

Enrique Iglesias

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

World Of Our Own

Westlife at the Arena last night. Difficult to shoot because of camera tracks running through the pit, but hey - better than the desk!


Monday, March 21, 2011

Hot 'n' Cold

Katy Perry tonight at Manchester Apollo. Balcony shoot, but still fun to do and good just to get the opportunity. Shot for The Music Fix - more shots there tomorrow.

Katy Perry

Friday, March 18, 2011

The Man Who Can't Be Moved

The Script at Manchester Arena tonight. A little disappointed not to be able to shoot Clare Maguire in support, but so be it!

The Script

Monday, March 14, 2011

Learning To Ride

Caitlin Rose

Talk about a mixed evening on Saturday. First headed to the university to interview Caitlin Rose, who was good company, although to be honest my line of questioning wasn't that coherent! Then we grabbed a quick photo to use with the interview, which you can see below. As a gig photographer, this kind of thing is the one I find hardest, I'm not used to being able to use flash or talk to the person I'm shooting, and I'm naturally nervous when taking people's photograph.

Sadly I wasn't able to stay for the show, given that I'd ejoyed the Night & Day gig last year.

Then on to the X-Factor arena show for a very long evening of hanging around, as we were only allowed 1 song of each artist, from 1 side of the pit, and there were long gaps between allowed songs.

Friday, March 11, 2011

My World

It's almost ridiculous to think that when I shot Justin Bieber supporting Taylor Swift 18 months ago, none of the photographers knew who he was. Now here he is headlining arenas on his own.

Nice light, horribly high stage, but happy with the results, also narrow pit for anyone who's planning on shooting it. The central spot where the pit comes out is a prime location, but either side is OK. He seems to favour the left as you look at the stage.

Justin Bieber

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Plan C

Unfortunately my Plan B photos weren't great midweek, so here's one of his support, Liam Bailey.

Liam Bailey

Gig postponed last night, so won't be back in action until the end of this week.