About Me

I’M A PHOTOGRAPHER…FILM MAKER…WRITER…MUSIC FAN.

I love music and I’m fascinated by the people who make it

Particularly artists who build their music on some kind of traditional foundation – call it folk, acoustic, roots, whatever – but who then give it some kind of contemporary twist.  People who make ‘traditional’ cool.  That’s the type of musician I love to work with.

If you look around the site you’ll see examples of what I like to create.  I particularly love low key images.  I love the contrast between light and shadow.  I love colour.  I love storytelling.

I work with select artists on music videos, performance videos, ‘making-of’ documentaries, promotional photography, live music photography, album artwork and promotional graphics.  I strive to create content that gets the artists I work with the attention that they truly deserve.   I’m fortunate that I get to work with super-talented people and always feel humbled to be asked to help in some small way with each of their creative journeys.

As well as the work I do for this site, I photograph and interview artists for Folk Radio UK and I film the Big Comfy Sessions.  You can find me on twitter and Instagram @redwoodphotos.

Thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoy the site

I’ve worked with Rob over the last 5 or 6 years and have always been excited to see the shots we get and always genuinely satisfied with the result. Rob understands photographing musicians in a way that more general photographers wouldn’t and is able to capture something distinctive and arresting about the subject in his frame. He’s always open to any ideas I have and I love the passion and pride he takes” – Wes Finch

“It’s been a real pleasure to work with Redwood.  Rob is great person to plan a project with; he asks the right questions, engages with the music, listens to ideas and arrives on-site really well prepared.  In our experience he always gets results so in many ways is a safe bet, but crucially he is nearly always working on something new or striving for something different and that seems to help keep his output vibrant and creative.” – Ben Savage

“Rob is a delight to work with. With his gentle direction and intuitive understanding of the look and vibe I was going for, he created a perfect set of creative, striking, atmospheric portraits for my album and the accompanying publicity. One of the images ended up on the cover of Folk London – my first magazine cover.  I couldn’t have been happier with Rob’s photographs and the only difficulty was choosing the best shots out of so many quality ones. I look forward to working with Rob again and will keep recommending him to other artists.” – Daria Kulesh

“Rob is such a great guy to work with. He encourages you but also tells you exactly what he wants from you to make each shot work.” – Stylusboy

“That was a very fun interview/photo shoot is one great man.” – Atlum Schema

“Thanks so much for all your hard work, they’re the best photos we’ve ever had!!!’ – Fred’s House

“The photos are great.  We’re really happy with them” – Dan Wilde

“We really enjoyed working with Rob. He was prompt and professional in all of his communications with us before and after the shoot. He was always willing to listen to our ideas and feedback. Having not done a professional shoot before we were quite nervous on the day but Rob was great at putting us at ease. The time actually flew by so we must have enjoyed it! The finished products are brilliant. They’re very high quality and they give the impression we initially discussed with Rob. We would definitely recommend working with him!” – The Foxglove Trio

 

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