Saturday, May 28, 2011

Smooth Operator

Shot Sade last night from the back of Manchester Arena

Really can't recommend shooting this one - two songs from the desk was pretty hard work.

On the plus side, the support act, The Jolly Boys, who we shot from the pit were a riot. They're a Jamaican mento band and went down a storm, not to mention played up for the cameras.

Jolly Boys

Friday, May 20, 2011

Another Brick In The Wall

Terrific to shoot Roger Waters tonight at Manchester Arena. His people made it run smoothly, and were genuinely helpful. We still all missed the plane going into the wall at the end of the first song, though!

Roger Waters - The Wall

Roger Waters - The Wall

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Tom Sawyer

I'll be honest, I was quite excited to shoot Rush at Manchester Arena tonight. Unfortunately we didn't have free roam of the pit, because of camera tracks, so were confined to a spot about a third of the length of the pit, in front of Geddy Lee. What I heard sounded great. Another legend tomorrow night...


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Gin & Juice

An unexpectedly long trip to Liverpool tonight to shoot Snoop Dogg. I'll be honest - if you're more than an hour late on stage, and arrive 45 minutes before curfew, it's just disrespectful to your paying fans. Not the press - we're there for work, but don't treat ticketholders like that.

Snoop Dogg

Monday, May 16, 2011

Defying Gravity

Brian May & Kerry Ellis at Manchester Bridgewater Hall tonight. Somewhat unexpectedly, this was shot from the back of the room. The usual side shooting position would have been tremendous for this, as both were near the front of the stage and well lit.

Brian May & Kerry Ellis

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Hey Hey!

A tale of two halves yesterday - first shot the Soap Awards over at Granada (which for a non-soap watcher is captioning hell!) - here's the Sugababes


And then a mad dash over to the Apollo for The Monkees

The Monkees

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Paid In Full

Black Star and Rakim tonight at Manchester Academy - De La Soul cancelled, unfortunately.

Here's a quick shot of Rakim


Saturday, May 7, 2011

Guess I'm A Fool

Incredible to have the opportunity to shoot Hugh Laurie tonight at the Royal Northern College Of Music.

Hugh Laurie

Thursday, May 5, 2011


Somewhat tricky to shoot Lamb tonight at the Cathedral, here's a quick shot of Lou Rhodes


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Lights On

Don't feel like I acquitted myself particularly well tonight, but here's a quick shot of Katy B from Manchester Academy

Katy B