Charlton Athletic Vs Blackpool 23 Dec 2017

23 December 17

Posted at 11:43

My final game of 2017, Charlton Athletic Vs Blackpool. Both teams in need of three points but it was Charlton who was unable to convert a hatful of chances. The game finished 1-1

Looking forward to 2018 and shooting more games.

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2017 Best Nine on Instagram

21 December 17

Posted at 8:06

So this is what my 4423 followers on Instagram have liked and made these my most liked photos from 2017. I don't think it means my best nine shots. A head and shoulder shot of Brad Pitt is not a great picture but the fact that it’s Brad Pitt obviously created a lot of likes and attention.  I can say it would never have made my favourite or most liked nine. How different I see it from my followers.

I like the fact a Venice Beach Skate Park shot is in the collection and a shot of Liam Gallagher on his return to the music scene but again not the greatest shots from there respective collection.
It all depends on when you post throughout the day and the hash tags you use.
Like I said in my end of year review I have been very fortunate and I’m looking forward to 2018.
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2017 Best Nine on Instagram

End of Year Review 2017

15 December 17

Posted at 9:33

Hello to everyone who has visited my site and viewed and taken an interest in my blog. I'm not the greatest of writers so I hope my photos that I share you all like and it makes up for the lack of writing.

It's been an amazing 2017 for me in photography. The year started off with a huge O2 Arena show photographing Avenge Sevenfold and the X-Factor Tour Show but very early in the year I would get the chance to photograph a young lady for DIY Magazine by the name of Maggie Rogers. An amazing artist and one I would recommend for any of you to listen. 

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I was given the opportunity by work to go to LA for four week and in that time it was hard not to get amazing photos on the street and at various LA music venues. Plenty of street photography documenting Skaters at the Venice Beach Skate Park, a quick portrait with America's smallest man and photographed JAIN at the Troubadour in West Hollywood. Another artist who has gone on to huge things.

 

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Back to London and got to shoot Blondie, Liam Gallagher, The Kills, Depeche Mode and Louis Berry to name a few before we hit the festival season.

 

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I was fortunate to have covered and documented Barclays Card Presents British Summer Time Festivals with headliners Kings of Leon, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and The Killers even though no one was actually allowed to shoot The Killers. Citadel, Standon Calling with the likes of legendary Grace Jones, Editors and newbie Nadia Rose, V Festival who had Pink headlining and my local festival On Blackheath with headliners The Libertines and Seasick Steve. I also got to shoot Glastonbury minus the two main stages but still an amazing experience. Highlight was getting a quick portrait of Brad Pitt during the set of Futures at the John Peel Stage.

 

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Throw into the mix Jessie J, Sleaford Mods, Shed Seven, Blondie and Liam Gallagher again, Marilyn Manson with Johnny Depp for good measure it’s not been a bad year for music photography for me.

I assisted my first wedding with an amazing photographer by the name of Ross Hurley and got to shoot my first full wedding. Very nervous from start to finish but good fun.

 

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Later part of the year I decided to try and shoot some Football or Soccer depending which part of the world is reading this. An intense ninety minutes making sure you capture that one image that potentially would tell the story in the match report. Thankfully one image I did capture made front page of the Guardian Sport supplement from the England Vs Germany International friendly.

 

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Apart from finding out my wife was expecting our second child and shot some beautiful portraits of her and my son Henry my photography highlight will have to be spending a week with an amazing group of super humans who cycled from GENEVA To CANNES >> 1,000km & 28,512m climbing across "Les Grandes ALPES" in aid of BLOODWISE Charity - Beating Blood Cancers. Inspired by the Courage it takes to fight Cancer, these riders tackle the most gruelling climbs of Le TOUR de FRANCE and were dedicated to raising Awareness & Funds in the Advertising, Film & Media world.

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 Looking forward to 2018 and thank you for all your likes and comments on Facebook and Instagram. Its much appreciated.

Bros

@RobinLDN

Yung Lean Live at the Roundhouse

13 December 17

Posted at 9:20

Swedish rapper Yung Lean brough his unique style of hip-hop to the Roundhouse stage last night. At only 21 years of age, highlights this year for Yung Lean, independently released, eclectic album Warlord and embarking on a sold out world tour, featured on Frank Ocean’s Blonde, star in Calvin Klein’s #mycalvins campaign and launch his own Sadboys Gear brand. A very difficult show to shoot last night. These are some of my favourites.

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Marilyn Manson - Wembley Arena 9 dec 2017

11 December 17

Posted at 12:49

I've never shot at Wembley Arena before so when the opportunity came to photograph Marilyn Manson for Gigwise it was a must even though we were originally told it was for the first song only.

One song not a problem because I knew we were about to get some amazing shots but on arrival it was a surprise to be told (and strangely) that we were allowed to stick around and photograph the seventh song. Not knowing the reason and there must have been a good reason for this I stuck around and entered the press pit in darkness on the seventh. Lights came on to be presented with the one and only Johnny Depp on guitar. For me it was worth the wait.

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Charlton Athletic Vs Portsmouth 9 Dec 2017

11 December 17

Posted at 7:23

Charlton Athletic celebrated their 25 year anniversary on the clubs return to The Valley. Unfortuantely Portsmouth had their own celebrations with a one nil victory and moved them up to seventh in League One.

Photos shot for Pro Sports Images

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Liam Gallagher - Live at Alexandra Palace

08 December 17

Posted at 12:33

Liam Gallagher performed live at Alexandra Palace. Definitely made for these big occasions and proves he's still a legend. It's been the third time this year I've got to photograph Liam Gallagher live and looking forward to the shows 2018.

#AsYouWere

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Megan McKenna - Live at London's Scala

06 December 17

Posted at 11:30

TOWIE star Megan McKenna played to a sold out crowd at London's Scala. The 25-year-old reality TV star turned country singer has already had a number one hit with her debut song High Heeled Shoes and even managed to knock Taylor Swift off the top of the iTunes chart.

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