Rupert Stroud

Ventured out into the wintery Yorkshire wilderness for my first shoot of 2015

Actor Headshots - Cara Wilson

I'm constantly trying to turn my hand to new challenges, so I was delighted when I had the opportunity to shoot some actor headshots for an aspiring Leeds-based actress back in November.

2014 review

Here are a few of my personal favourites from what has been a mixed-bag of a year for me.

A year at the NME

This week I've hit a milestone I'm very proud of - completing my first year as an NME photographer.

Reviewed: Maclocks MacBook Pro Retina Cover

Something a little different from me, and hopefully something that will help a few people out, too. I've decided to review a cool product I stumbled upon on the Internet at the beginning of the year - The Maclocks MacBook Pro Retina 15" Rubberised…

Teho Teardo and Blixa Bargeld

Recently I was approached by the lovely folks over at Opera North to cover a few shows for them. This was a cool opportunity for me to try something different - get myself out of my comfort zone, so to speak.

Man Can't Fly shoot

My ol' pals Man Can't Fly are back with a new sound, and needed some new press shots to accompany them.

Pulled Apart By Horses album launch

These last few months I've been thinking much more about expanding my photographic horizons. Don't get me wrong, shooting gigs is awesome, but sometimes it would be good to photograph something that's not you're usual "first three, no flash". As it…

Borough Market

A few weeks back I headed down to London for the day. After enjoying awesome food and coffee down Carnaby Street, I headed down to the South bank for a short meeting. I had a few hours to kill before my train back north, so it seemed like the perfect…

New Delta photo shoot

Headed up onto the beautiful Yorkshire Moors for a photo shoot with the awesome New Delta. and a Chesterfield sofa.

In the studio with Pulled Apart By Horses

I spent a few hours at Greenmount Studios with Leeds best jumpy screamy band whilst they put the finishing touches on their third album, Blood.

A day with The Dunwells

I caught up with The Dunwells for the grand finale of their "Light Up The Skies" Tour at Leeds Town Hall.

First day of summer

So last week saw the first bank holiday weekend of the year, and with it came glorious weather. As is customary in Britain, I headed into the garden with a disposable BBQ, meat and beer. Oh, and my camera. And my dog.

Revista Mock Feature

So it turns out I've been listed as one of the "Top 10 Contemporary International Rock Photographers" as part of a cool feature on Argentinian music website Revista Mock. The list - put together by the awesome Argentinian photographer Matías Altbach …

Sigma 50mm f1.4 DG HSM

I raised an eyebrow when Sigma announced the next lens in it's rejuvenated arsenal of high-class 'Art' glass. And today I raised my other eyebrow at the price... This new lens' older brother - the 35mm f1.4 DG HSM - converted me back from the…

65daysofstatic

Caught up with the guys from 65dos the other week for a feature shoot for the awesome Loud And Quiet magazine. It was pretty cool to chat with the guys about their upcoming 10th anniversary gig over a brew in their rather cosy rehearsal room. I started…

New Toy - Fujifilm X20

In all honesty, I was amazed with the ease of use of the camera, and the quality of images. I was a little nervous when I bought it that it may only be suitable for holiday snaps, but having played around with it a bit I'm sure it'll come in handy when…

A sad day

Genuinely gutted to be writing this. As of last Friday, The Fly magazine closed it's doors for the final time, having delivered cutting-edge music journalism for the past 15 years. I'm truly honoured to have been part of the team for the past couple of…

New Website

So I've finally got round to sorting my website out! I've been toying with trying various website solutions over the past few years. Whilst I was happy with the design of my old site, it wasn't easy to manage. All the standard pages were hard coded…

Phoenix @ Manchester Academy

Phoenix are one of those bands I've not really made that much attention to, if I'm honest. It's not that I dislike them - quite the opposite - I'd just never really given them chance.

Frank Turner @ Phones 4U Arena, Manchester

So far, gigs in 2014 haven't come as thick and fast as previous years for me, so this was a perfect opportunity to get back in the swing of things with a big, well lit Arena show.

Latest Published Work – Jan 2014

Quick squizz at some of my published work from the past few months. Jay-Z – The Observer / The Independent, October 2013 Managed to sell quite a few shots to the national papers over the past few months, but one of my personal highlights was getting a…

Kurt Vile @ The Brudenell, Leeds

In the run up to Christmas I was surprised to receive a very awesome email from the people at the NME inviting me to take some pictures for them.

Modo Stare Phootshoot

If you’ve not heard of Modo Stare, then I’ll forgive you. Actually, scratch that. I shaln’t forgive you – I’ll pity you. Pity you HARD. If you are into electro-ambient music, you need this band in your life. There is no simpler way to put it.

2013 review

I was really keen to improve the quality of my images in 2013. At the start of the year, I was aware that a few of my live shots were starting to look a bit samey – I’d been paying more attention to getting my shots sharp, and the creativity of my…

Haim @ Leeds Met SU

Haim (it’s pronounced Hime – not Hame – apparently) are fast becoming with of the standout artists of the year. Having won the BBC sound of 2013, they’ve heavily toured debut album Days Are Gone, as well as putting in several notable festival appearanc

Kaiser Chiefs @ First Direct Arena, Leeds

Local lads break Leeds Arena in (unofficially)...

Babyshambles @ O2 Academy, Leeds

Doherty's roudy rabble kick off Gig season. Eventually.

Bingley Music Live 2013

Nile Rodgers and Primal Scream get Myrtle Park jumping.

New Order @ Jodrell Bank Live 2013

Big 80s band. Massive 50s satellite dish.

Sonic Boom Six @ The Exchange, Keighley

Download warm-up show for Manchester ska-punks

Latest Published Work - June 2013

A quick update on some of the latest stuff I've had published. Peace / Superfood - The Fly, May 2013

LS21 Live

Inaugural one-day festival with an impressive lineup.

The Postal Service @ Manchester Academy

After 10 years away, US "indietronica" outfit hit Europe

Live at Leeds 2013

Third year running as part of the official LAL photo team. Bring it.

Latest Published Work - May 2013

Had a few shots published in the last couple of months. Exclamation Pony - The FlyAs well as the Indie, Belgian newspaper Het Belang Vam Limburg also featured one of my images from the Leeds gig for a feature on this summers Pukkelpop festival. At least…

Latest Published Work

Had a few more bits go to print.. Loud and QuietChuffed with this one - my shot of Fenech Soler from Kendal Calling a couple of years back was chosen for a full page feature in national photography mag PhotoPlus. Had to write a few words about it too…

Latest Published Work

Had a few bits published in the final months of 2012. Loud and QuietOne of my biggest achievements so far, and something I'm always mega proud of. Had a little feature in this national photgraphy mag last December, which consisted of a short interview…

The Dunwells photoshoot

This shots were to accompany a feature by the awesome Cat Marr for the lovely people at Counterfeit Magazine.

10 of '12 - my favourite shots

My favourite 10 photos from last year. Getting a bit of a habit for me, putting together these lists. This year was particularly tough as, to be honest, I don't think I did that well. That's not me just being modest, I genuinely think I got more average…