The Best Grunge Album You’ve Never Heard

The first time I heard '68s debut album was a couple of years after the initial release. I remember being blown the fuck away. I checked my phone to see who this 90s band I had never heard was. Turned out it was a relatively recent album by a mysterious, almost nameless band. Their track … Continue reading The Best Grunge Album You’ve Never Heard

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

BADCROP x AUK for VICE

Being the cool kids in a room full of cool kids takes some effort, but Badcrop managed it with their dope set in Cassette Nine for the VICE Cassette Day party in Auckland. VICE Article on them HERE  

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

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

Living for the Weekend and Nothing Much Else

That title is kinda catchy, You could print it on a T-Shirt or title your next album with it, you have my permission, just ensure to send me a giant sum of money when you do. Being back in Manchester is exactly what I expected, whenever I live here I end up poor, wasting my … Continue reading Living for the Weekend and Nothing Much Else

RBSS X Vice was 🔥🔥🔥

Vice and Red Bull Teamed up to put on one hell of a show, with free socks as you walk in, plenty of Red Bull Vodkas to drink and LE1F headlining the night, everything was set for a LIT night. I was tasked with getting a few shots of people holding socks which I figured … Continue reading RBSS X Vice was 🔥🔥🔥

80 Images to Remind Myself That 2016 Wasn’t Bad

2016 was a bad year for a lot of people for a lot of different reasons. I can safely say that my 2016 did not end positively but what I can say about 2016 is that it was the first year that somebody besides myself took my photography work seriously. It was the first year … Continue reading 80 Images to Remind Myself That 2016 Wasn’t Bad

A Brief Chat With C(r)ooked Royals’ Lee Mackley

The other night a friend of mine invited me to a bands first ever gig. I spoke to Lee a while back and he told me that he had been shitting it for a few weeks. He told me how he had somehow wrangled his way as the (scream) vocals of a band having had … Continue reading A Brief Chat With C(r)ooked Royals’ Lee Mackley

The Dune Rats Levi’s X Vice Party Video is Finally Up!

Eddy Fifield is the man behind the Team Dynamite video "Cosmos". Below you'll find him between two members of Team Dynamite at the Pacific Island Music Awards after accepting their "Best Video" recognition in a picture I took backstage. I've met Eddy a couple of times now thanks to Vice, Levis and the Dune Rats. We … Continue reading The Dune Rats Levi’s X Vice Party Video is Finally Up!

I Shot The Vice X Levi’s Launch Party in Auckland

I was honoured to be invited to shoot the NZ Vice party, shooting+Vice is very much me in my happy place. To polish it off there was free Budweiser and Tequila, I couldn't find the guy handing out the free Levi's unfortunately but he was definitely in there somewhere. Vice managed to source the coolest … Continue reading I Shot The Vice X Levi’s Launch Party in Auckland

Small Venues Are Still The Future of Music

Am I losing it? Did I ever have it? What is 'it'? I feel that I have to have something to say to constitute creating a blog post, but I've given up. I've been spending a lot of time on other peoples images and editing for myself is slowly losing the taste of appeal. So … Continue reading Small Venues Are Still The Future of Music

Auckland’s Underground Music Scene is Thriving

On Friday I met with an English friend whom I met in Brisbane when I first arrived in Aus, he's been in Auckland a short while and has already slipped himself into the NZ music scene, inviting us to a gig his friends were playing at we found ourselves in the heart of the Auckland … Continue reading Auckland’s Underground Music Scene is Thriving

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