I lived in Paris for a few years, where I was fortunate to get to know some of the city's up and coming producers, DJ's and artist's. Once such person was Manaré - who as well as being highly creative, is a very nice person and a great person to photograph. It's rare gem meeting somebody so natural in front of the camera and I absolutely love this shoot which we did in the summer of 2011 in a small park near central Paris. In some of the shots, Manaré is modelling a t-shirt from his own label Noir Noir, which produces stunning pieces inspired by Art and Nature. It was an absolute pleasure to come across these photo's today, so I had to share them. I posted a few to give you an indication of the process involved in shooting people.
In the run-up to Red Bull Music Odyssey event which happened on the 30th of June - the platform published a series of articles focusing on the photograph's and photographer's that helped to tell the story of some of the key genres and movements that in contemporary UK Music History. I was honoured to have some of my photos included.
It's quite a thing stopping people in the street or anywhere else in public and asking them for a portrait. I'm really only just learning to do it. It's completely different to asking people at events if they would like their portrait taken - generally people are used to seeing photographers at events and much of the time, welcome it. I decided to bite the bullet and start taking portraits of people in Hastings & St Leonard's, where I have lived since last year.
Some photos from Full Flow event at Corsica Studios last month. Portraits of ERSATZ, East Man and A.G plus a few of the vibes from the club. I tried to capture some of the essence of what makes a club a club. I also captured some portraits of some of the LCC students in attendance at the event - they'll be posted at another time :).
It's Valentine's Day and I remember that in 2006, I crowdsourced a loved-up Dubstep & Grime playlist from The Dubstep Forum to post on the Drumz Of The South* blog that I published at the time. So I thought I'd dig it out for you! It's a great alternative to the cheese! Happy Valentine's Day! Love GC.
Here's a moment from the Who Want's A Rewind? installation at Tate Modern last week (Jan 26th). A moment when I looked up to see lots of people dancing in a dark room to amazing music playing on a solid PA.