Studio Practice with Raisah Jay

I have recently been working with a wonderful woman named Rai with her MUA/Model friend Chloe as an attempt at creating interesting images for our portfolios. I am really new to studio photography so this TFP (Time for Prints) arrangement we have suits me perfectly. Whilst I think I have the capabilities to charge people … Continue reading Studio Practice with Raisah Jay

I accidentally strolled into a brutal BEATDOWN gig in Manchester

Being home in the UK has had some real ups and downs. It's cold AF, the days are really short and everybody I know has had at least 14 children despite being out of the country for only a few years. On the upside, the beer is great, the people speak English and thanks to … Continue reading I accidentally strolled into a brutal BEATDOWN gig in Manchester

TOYEN – I Shot A Student Fashion Exhibition

Had you asked me last month how likely it was that I would find myself interested in fashion photography I probably would have responded negatively with how difficult it can be to get into. What I hadn't expected is that I would be shooting dozens of people a week in a studio as regular work. … Continue reading TOYEN – I Shot A Student Fashion Exhibition

It Took Me Four Years to Use a Single Roll of Film

I bought my girlfriend a camera that she never used four years ago for her birthday, I seldom used it and it stayed either on a shelf or at the bottom of a suitcase. Getting the prints was like stepping back in time. It's an odd sensation having taken images over a period of years … Continue reading It Took Me Four Years to Use a Single Roll of Film

I Found Retro Gaming Mecca in Bury

I managed to convince my girlfriend to take me to a mill in the middle of nowhere near Bury, after walking in through the entrance and being greeted by an enthusiastic bearded man teaching us how to use the "Die Hard" elevator we reached "Arcade Club" or 'Gaming Mecca' as I now call it, every … Continue reading I Found Retro Gaming Mecca in Bury

Why Do You Bring That Fucking Camera on Every Night Out?

I've always been into photography but only over the past couple of years have I taken to the pursuit of quality images. I adore street photographers and I often find myself on the streets trying my hand at capturing small stories and brief glimpses of individual personalities when I can. Whilst being in my home … Continue reading Why Do You Bring That Fucking Camera on Every Night Out?

I Took Some Street Shots in Liverpool With My New Camera

My  passport was put in the wash with a (clean) pair of jeans whilst I was in Australia by my girlfriend. Not long after this, both Donna and I were robbed by a couple of Kiwi's whilst we were at a hostel and whilst we got most of our stuff back when we confronted them … Continue reading I Took Some Street Shots in Liverpool With My New Camera

I Got Wasted and Pretended to Be a Club Photographer on Halloween

During the entirety of October I didn't drink, some call it 'Stoptober' and raise money for charity, I call it a challenge and don't try to pretend that I'm doing it for anybody else. I knew I wasn't going to go through the entirety of October without a tipple because the greatest day of the … Continue reading I Got Wasted and Pretended to Be a Club Photographer on Halloween

I Used an East German Camera With a Decade Old Roll of Film

Charity shops hold lots of treasure if you're willing to find it and fortunately I once came across a beautiful camera, the Praktica MTL 3 and haven't really used it until recently after getting bored of my current DSLR, a Nikon D300 (it's just not good enough). I'm a bit of a perfectionist, so photography is my … Continue reading I Used an East German Camera With a Decade Old Roll of Film

Digital Photography Fuck Ups Are Unmistakeably Art

Getting drunk as fuck in Manchester's Northern Quarter on a Wednesday evening is generally a bad idea, most of the bars are dead and you have to face 8 hours of torture the following day questioning the meaning of existence and if the inventor of fluorescent lights had yet been brutally murdered. I plan to … Continue reading Digital Photography Fuck Ups Are Unmistakeably Art

Spot the Non-White Guy at the Vince Staples Leeds Fest Set (Video)

Vince Staples is the underground hip hop fans Kendrick Lamar, since I heard his latest album Summertime 06 I can't stop listening to it, rapping along to the line "I ain't never ran from nuttin' but the police"  believing in my heart for it to be true (it's not) followed by my repping for "Norfside Long … Continue reading Spot the Non-White Guy at the Vince Staples Leeds Fest Set (Video)

Bring Me The Horizon Know How To Hype a Crowd (Video)

Before BMTH steps on stage, a steward in a fluorescent green waistcoat steps onto stage and announces that he must highlight some health and safety information, unsurprisingly his utterance was received with a hail of boo's by the crowd who were already covered in bruises from Alexisonfire who played prior. What followed was a fantastic … Continue reading Bring Me The Horizon Know How To Hype a Crowd (Video)

I Took Some Pictures at Leeds Festival

I haven't been to an English music festival for a long time, I've bee to festivals in Europe and Australia and I wasn't too sure about the camera policy, I almost didn't gain access to Soundwave in Aus when a steward saw my camera and asked "is that a professional camera?" I simply said no and being … Continue reading I Took Some Pictures at Leeds Festival