Standon Calling 2019

03 August 19

Posted at 12:17

Standon Calling, located in Hertfordshire, welcomed a record 15,000 visitors with headliners including Rag’N’Bone Man, Wolf Alice and Nile Rogers & Chic closing Sunday night. Lewis Capaldi, Kate Nash, Inhaler, The Cuban Brothers, The Big Moon and Roisin Murphy also played over the weekend.

Each year this festival gets bigger and better and 2020 they will be celebrating their fifteen year anniversary with early bird tickets already on sale. To avoid disappointment please visit their site. 

A collection of my favourite images taken during the weekend that include Inhaler who by far was the best new band I've seen at any festival. 

Shot using Fujifilm X-T2

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Summer of Festivals 2017

29 August 17

Posted at 2:54

There are so many festivals that take place in the UK alone. Last year more than a thousand festivals took place and in 2015 it was calculated accoriding to the FT that 3.5m people attended a festival with the market estimated to be worth £2bn to the economy. This is astonishing figures but yet so many festivals disappear after one year. Standon Calling in Hertfordhsire and Lee Fest in Kent are two festivals I love. I've seen both grow at a steady and sensible rate with the line-up getting better and stronger each year and one that competes with some of the so called bigger festivals. 


Glastonbury 2017The Lemon Twigs

This year I was very fortunate to have documented a few festivals and after ten years I finally got to shoot Glastonbury. Unfortunately this did not include the Pyramid and the Other Stage but still an experience and got to see and shoot so many amazing bands and artists on all the remaining stages. Even got a cheeky portrait of Brad Pitt on his own while watching Future Islands at the legendary John Peel Stage.

Glastonbury 2017Glastonbury 2017

My festival trips covered Glastonbury, Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time Festivals in Hyde Park, Citadel, Standon Calling and V Festival Hylands Park. Some legendary acts including Tom Petty and the Heart Breakers, Stevie Nicks, Tears For Fears, Grace Jones and Gary Numan have performed this summer along side many other bands and artists that include Kings of Leon, Maggie Rogers, Foals, Slaves, Editiors, Laura Marling, Phoenix, Nadia Rose, Pink and Craig David to name a few and JAIN who will be the one who stands out for me after shooting her at the Troubadour in LA at the beginning of the year and seeing this artist grow and perform to thousands in a very short time.

Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time Festival 2017Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time Festival 2017Tom Petty and the HeartbreakersBarclaycard Presents British Summer Time Festival 2017Stevie NicksKings of LeonYonikaBonoboFoalsFoalsGlastonbury 2017Craig DavidV Festival 2017V Festival 2017Pink

Looking forward to another active festival season in 2018.

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From The Pit

15 August 17

Posted at 10:15

I'm always fascintaed by the people who managed to get to the front and hold their position and more often than not for many hours before the gig or festival starts. These are die hard fans who have waited along time to get as close as possible to the stage. I love photographing the front row and over the years built up a collection of images from the pit. Most artists and venues give photographers three songs and no flash. You never know what to expect until the show starts and you never know who will be standing directly behind you. In the space of 15 minutes I make sure I try to capture the excitment of the front.

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