Category: photography

happy new year!

Ridgefest

And so, again, it is new years eve. for those who know me, it’s been a bit of a difficult year, with quite a few things going on. As photographers, we capture memories. And here are a few of mine that…

working for free

Working, maybe...

There is a lot of discussion in many creative circles abut the issue of working for free. Many people are very violently against this idea, for a number of reasons. Of course, it’s perfectly reasonable to be against working for…

basic respect

Fat Shame

I have recently become embroiled in a bit of a discussion on a certain facebook group. I am not going to say which one, but I am going to show a couple of examples of the issues I will talk…

red tie ball

two people guessing the number of sweets in a jar

This is a charity event I shot recently for Elliot’s Footprint – a charity providing support for parents after losing a child. I have decided black tie (or even red tie) events are the most difficult thing to shoot as…

interstellar

I have been out and about in the clubs again recently with this set from Sunrise at the West Indian Centre. The full set is on Images from The Underground.

spamcan

One of the wonderful things about having a child is that all the latent interests that you have hidden (potentially as uncool) for many years can be expressed, free of shame. To be fair, trains are pretty cool subjects for…

fighting spotlights

Singer

Something that comes up in discussion more and more amongst music photographers recently is the curse of the LED spot. These may have their benefits for cost, power and the environment, but they are bloody annoying for photographers. Unlike a…

remedy – march free party

Another dose of clubbing shots from my regular haunt Remedy at Beaverworks in Leeds. I have played about with some zoom burst effects recently, and as always using my long shutter speeds for full psychedelic effect… This was an interesting…

disappointing eclipse pictures

Solar Eclipse from Leeds 20th March 2015

In the wake of Britain’s nearly total solar eclipse The Guardian published a set of disappointing pictures from their roof which was shrouded in thick white smog and cloud. While not a total washout, certainly the eclipse in Leeds was…

a man about a drunk

I have commented a few times on how business and pleasure don’t mix. That is, if you are trying to do a job, don’t get too pissed. This is something in my nightclub work I can be not very good…

a detached night

A nightclub crowd dancing

This night was quite interesting as a photographer. I felt off all night – my back hurt and I had a dodgy stomach. I’ve managed some quite good shots, but it is interesting that in many of them my detachment…

remedy – january free party

Electronic Musician

Another instalment of the place I shoot most – Remedy at Leeds Beaverworks. I only really have half the night from this one, as I was very tired and slouched about backstage for quite a while. I was also struggling…

the full works

Two girls dancing

Every year, Beaver Works which is one of the venues I shoot at regularly, hosts a ‘Mad Friday’ party, bringing together many of the events which take place there throughout the year. This year the event fell on my birthday,…

dirt vs wytm

Singer at nightclub gig

This was an interesting and challenging night. It’s a new night at Beaverworks, where I often shoot and had the interesting set up of a Metal and Alternative night (with live bands) at the top, and a techno night in…

spooky shoot

Image of a (posed) dead body in a lab

I spent the evening on Hallowe’en in a certain old Mill building in Holbeck where Photocamp Leeds had set up a spooky Hallowe’en shoot. I used this to experiment with a few different techniques – wide angle shots, using a…