I have been a regular on the Underground Electronic Music Scene in Leeds for almost 20 years, both as a clubber and with my musical project Suburban Acid Saturation, and so have a wide experience and involvement with this exciting scene.
I have promoted and worked on a wide range of events, such as Gerth, Chemical Generation, Northern Green Gathering, Hyde Park Unity Day and Moor Music Festival.
My aim is to bring something exciting and vibrant to this area of photography, whether this is via swirling long-exposure images, or crusty zine-like black and white film photography.
Most of my work is done using relatively inexpensive equipment which is small and portable, yet still provides good quality results.
I use a Canon EOS 1000D for much of my event work. I shoot much of my club work, using a Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 wideangle lens alongside an external flash, often using ‘shutter dragging’ (also known as slow-sync flash) effects, which allows the ambient light from the background to feature in the image, whilst freezing the subject foreground.
For gigs where I am not ale to use a flash, I will use a Canon EF-s 50mm 1.8 mkii – this lens is amazingly light and sharp and handles low light admirably with the wide aperture.
I am available for event coverage, especially on the live music and electronic music scene. I am not a professional photographer and so any payment for this is negotiable. I have an interest in promoting live music in Leeds and so if a club or night is something I am interested in I will often work for very little. Get in touch, and have a chat about your requirements.
I shoot a lot of personal projects under the ‘Images from The Underground’ brand.