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A regularly updated scratchpad showing ten albums that I’m currently listening to.  Right now, this is the music that’s inspiring me to keep doing what I’m doing…   Karine Polwart ‘Laws Of Motion’ One of my…

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I specifically remember the first time I heard Megson. It was early 2014 and I was staying in the Holiday Inn, Farnborough. I’d been ‘living’ in that hotel Monday to Friday for three months while…

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The first time I photographed Wes Finch was, I think, in 2012. I met Wes through Steve ‘Stylusboy’ Jones; Steve was supporting Wes at a house concert and I went along to take photographs. Most…

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When working with artists to plan shoots, I’ll quite often say ‘The location isn’t super-important…it just adds a bit of context to the video or photos.’ While I still think that’s true, it has to…

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‘January’s a dead month’ ‘No-one goes out in January’ ‘Put an event on in January and you’ll struggle’… Well, it seems like the Big Comfy Bookshop audience didn’t get that memo. Four days into the…

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As is usual for this time of year, I’ve noticed a fair bit of discussion rattling around on the subjects of goals, planning and productivity. As this is a subject close to my heart, I…

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I first met Ranagri in 2014 when we filmed a Big Comfy Session with them. Thinking back now, I’m somewhat embarrassed to say that in the weeks leading up to that session, I was less…

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In contrast to some of the short notice jobs that landed in the in-box during the last year, this shoot was a slow burner. I’d been talking to Chris on and off for a while…

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I’ve never really been a person who attaches sentiment to objects.  Aside from photographs, I don’t really feel a need to hold on to things from my past as a way of ‘remembering’.  This is…

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Like a lot of shoots, this one was initially all about the location search. After hearing a demo version of the title-track from Kelly Oliver’s new album, I had a fairly fixed idea in my…

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