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 A… more

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… more


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 roo… more

New Toy - Fujifilm X20

I've been in the market for a new compact camera for quite a while now, and having read several reviews, I took the plunge on the Fujifilm X20. It was a great decision. Since taking up photography, I've struggled to re-adapt to consume… more

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 pa… more

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… more

Warpaint @ O2 Academy, Leeds

I've shot some tough gigs in the past, but this has to be amongst the toughest.I shot Warpaint for the first time a few years back at Leeds Festival, and on that occasion they were quite difficult to cover - lots… more

London Grammar @ O2 Academy, Leeds

Another band championed by 6music, London Grammar are fast building a strong reputation as the next significant UK ambient-trip-hop act. These guys did a mammoth festival effort last summer and I tried to catch the… more

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. They've been getting quite a… more

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. I'd shot Frank Turner a couple of… more

Stephen Malkmus @ Manchester Gorilla

90s indie icon back in Manc. Was chuffed to bits when the NME asked me to cover this one – I’ve been really getting into early 90s grunge/lo-fi rock of late, and it’s a sound thats making a bit of a resurge… more

Brand New Analogues @ The Exchange, Keighley

Pottered down to The Exchange last week to bid farewell to one of Keighley’s longest running and most successful rock bands, Brand New Analogues. After 12 years of relentless riffs, rhythm and ale, the guys decided to call it a day with o… more

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… more

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. Obviously I jumped at the chance, and within a couple of days I was… more

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 li… more

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 creat… more

The Cribs @ O2 Academy, Leeds

After a very hectic year, photographing The Cribs at Leeds Academy seemed like a great way to sign off for 2013. I was down to shoot the first of two “Cribsmas” gigs - my 53rd of the year - where Wakey’s fin… more

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… more

Peace @ Leeds Met SU

My favourite band of 2013 supporting my fave band of 2012? Go on then. Ok, perhaps to say Peace were my favourite band of 2012 is a bit strong, but they are certainly up there. Definitely top 3. This gig had all th… more

The Darkness @ 53 Degrees, Preston

Lowestoft’s finest bring their arena show to the small stage.I’ll never get bored of photographing The Darkness – they’re a music photographers wet dream. Hair and guitars flying around, lycra, constant cro… more