October and November have been very busy months for me this year. Along with my usual work, I have been shooting a project called 'River People' which I'm very chuffed with and will share more on in the coming weeks. But for now, let me share with you the latest cover shoot I did for musician's magazine: 'iSing'.
The latest issue featured Mo Evans on the cover - if you Google him you'll see that he's the son of a very musical set of parents. You never know what it's going to be like when you turn up to meet someone (and intimately photograph them) after weeks of preceding emails between the client, the subject, the manager, the photographer etc. Time and time again I come away having a new-found realisation that my job is a privilege. It's a privilege to have the excuse to go and spend time with someone you've never met, and most likely will never meet again. It's that forced situation which is a beautiful thing. You have to build a rapport, understand each other, connect and sum it all up in a few images. Hugely challenging, but hugely rewarding. This was one of those times. I do go on about it a fair bit but it really is true that the most successful shoots are made up of 80% chat, 20% shooting. I just love having the chance to meet new people.
We had a great venue for this one - Soho's Dean Street studios. They looked after us very well and the cover shot ended up featuring George Harrison's old Harmonium which is always a nice feeling!