Through the Roof with Vovan

Yesterday I met with Andy, owner and operator of Through the Roof, a small recording studio on the edge of Manchester near Salford Central station. Situated in an old hotel room, the recording booth is behind a false wall where a bathtub used to be. Andy has tons of experience in the music world having … Continue reading Through the Roof with Vovan

Skux Punk for VICE International Cassette Day

Tasked with shooting a punk rock band in a small music venue in the centre of Auckland City I headed out with little to expect but was rewarded with some wonderful creative talent, free beer and above all else, An ironic gift of a cassette mix tape that I couldn't listen to. The venue Cassette … Continue reading Skux Punk for VICE International Cassette Day

She Loves You

I miss gigs as much as anybody does. But specifically, I miss going to gigs in New Zealand, It really felt like a little club of alternative-music lovers. It felt underground and real. Everybody knew each other in some capacity but new-comers were welcomed with open arms. Pictured below are the incredibly sexy and talented … Continue reading She Loves You

I Didn’t Shoot an Illegal Party During Lockdown

If anybody asks, it wasn't me, I wasn't there. I actually lent my camera to a friend who then lent it to another friend before I got the camera back and saw these pictures. I don't know anybody here. I didn't get fed amazing vegan goat curry and vegan fried chicken. The police didn't arrive … Continue reading I Didn’t Shoot an Illegal Party During Lockdown

Late Night Karaoke at K2 with Helena Smythe

I've recently had a serious craving to create something in my photography. I have been working in a white studio with amateur models for over a year now. As much as I can enjoy my work in the studio, I have developed a series of poses depending on the demographic and run through them like … Continue reading Late Night Karaoke at K2 with Helena Smythe

Landing in New Zealand

When I first arrived in New Zealand, I hated it. Auckland was raining and cold and the hostel I arrived at felt like it had been built from old wooden pallets. Draughty, no heating and sharing a room with four others on what felt like a prisoners mattress, I was miserable after having spent 2 … Continue reading Landing in New Zealand

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

I went to the Pacific Island Music Awards

A Media Friend of mine invited me to shoot some local NZ celebs at the annual Pacific Island music awards. I met some really interesting people and the event itself felt kinda special. An awards ceremony specifically for Pacific Islander Musicians. Kinda like the MOBO awards but more kiwi. There was some great music being … Continue reading I went to the Pacific Island Music Awards

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

I Went to Soundwave Festival Sober

I never thought getting drunk at a festival would be difficult I went to a Punk/Metal festival with the hopes of capturing some interesting people, two things that I have learned over the weekend: I should buy a new lens for my camera because the majority of photos I thought would turn out great weren't … Continue reading I Went to Soundwave Festival Sober

A Short Trip With Nick Jones

On Saturday our friend Nick Jones started a new job driving a Green Taxi. Apart from having to put down a large deposit on the bike (no jumping them off ramps) they seem like the perfect job for backpackers, getting healthy and meeting new people. Nick invited me and Donna to take a ride on … Continue reading A Short Trip With Nick Jones

Brissies have better music taste than Mancunians

I am basing this realisation solely on the gig I went to last night. Last year in Manchester I saw La Dispute play, with Pianos Become the Teeth supporting. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9kg_pe-lUU La Dispute are a post-hardcore punk band with the vocalist Jordan Dreyer paying impressive attention to detail to his heart-wrenching story driven lyrics. You could summarise them as "Emo" … Continue reading Brissies have better music taste than Mancunians