As a student of photography I always admired Don McCullins social documentary and war photography I resented posed catalogue style images despite having an interest in fashion.
I was heavily influenced and embraced Corinne Days gritty reality style of fashion photography also American photographers Nan Goldin and Linda McCartney for their natural documentary approach to their subjects.
Band photography and the music scene is all about pre-emulated performance, I like to pick out the reality within the performance, something unique that incorporates the scenario, atmosphere and genuine passion.
I have been photographing Sheffield venues and the majority of Sheffield bands for over a year, working with local magazines predominantly Exposed.
I have always listened to music predominantly Heavy rock, all born from early beginnings of Black Sabbath and their ‘horror’ influenced sound.
I feel my editing process always draws me to images that have this certain quality and embodies my photographic style.