Who am I:
I am a music photographer, originally from Scotland. I relocated to Germany mid 2014. Why? It’s a fantastic place to live and it’s slap bang in the middle of Europe, so why not!!! Besides it’s wet in Scotland……
I cut my photographic teeth many moons ago shooting sports events on Scotland’s west coast. A chance opportunity to cover a music festival saw a rapid subject change.
I was recently appointed as house photographer for a music promotion company in Germany, I also contribute to the music media across the globe, the Getty images group and various news organizations.
Who are my photographic influences:
My 2 biggest influences would have to be music Danny Clinch and the fantastically creative Ashley Baxter from back home. I’m not a fashion photographer but I love listening to David Bailey talking about his career. He got to where he is through self belief, being creative and breaking the rules.
What do I do:
My subject of choice is live music. I love the spontaneity of it, the quick changing light conditions, the volume, the crowd, the whole atmosphere of a concert. I have shot many internationally acclaimed artists, which is a great thrill, but I also like to shoot less well known artists and smaller venues. I know what it is like to be looking for ‘that’ break so I like to help where I can. I have had a few careers but photography is my first love and being allowed to combine it with my passion for music makes this the best job in the world!