It is no secret that photography is a major passion of mine.
So much so I have brought the camera into my professional life.
It started by wanting to document the work I was doing over the years and being able to showcase my lighting designs and the shows I had worked on.
Once other LD’s had seen the photos I was creating, they were asking me to come along and snap their shows.
I like to call this Production Photography
Basically it’s event photography, but instead of covering the acts gracing the stage, It is instead covering the stage and production elements (lighting/video/set) as a whole production.
A selection of my images can be found below.
Rita Ora brought her Phoenix Arena Tour to the UK with creative direction coming from the brilliant Tawbox and a lighting collaboration between Tim Routledge and James Scott of Suluko.
Take That are back on the road with their Greatest Hits tour aimed to support their Odyssey compilation album.
Gary Barlow takes on a concert tour with a difference, playing intimate theatre venues instead of the usual large arenas. What an absolute treat for the lucky audience.
Production Photography from the The Sam Smith The Thrill of it All Tour with a stunning set design by Jason Sherwood and lighting design by Tim Routledge.
Having just toured the UK playing academy sized venues Wilkinson brought his 'Wilkinson Live' show to London's Brixton Academy with a full production designed by LD Sam Tozer.
Grime collective BBK (Boy Better Know) took over London's The O2 for an event like no other. The main arena showcased Mabel, J Hus, Tim Westwood before their very own performance which featured guests Drake, Giggs and Lethal Bizzle.
Production photography from Jeff Lynne's ELO at Wembley Stadium. An epic show featuring full-size UFO (unidentified flying object) towering above the stage.
Production Photography taken of Sam O'Riordan's lighting design of the Royal Blood 2017 Tour. Taken at the Cambridge Corn Exchange on the 17th May 2017.
Production photography from the Shawn Mendes Illuminate World Tour with lighting & production design from Louis Oliver & James Scott's Okulus.
Take That trio Gary Barlow, Mark Owen & Howard Donald return to the stage with this epic 'in the round' show.
Production photography from the Busted Night Driver Tour in 2017. Shot at the O2 Academy Glasgow on the 26th Feb 2017.
Production photography from the Daughter 2016 UK tour.
Production photography from The Busted Pigs Can Fly Tour is the boys first arena tour in 12 years.
Production photography from the Jeff Lynne's ELO Alone in the Universe Arena Tour captured at Glasgow's SSE Hydro.
Hudson Mohawke took off on tour to promote the release of his Lantern album with a lighting rig designed by the Swedish LD Tobias G Rylander.
This was a music show like no other, elaborate props, rising sets, theatre at its core and performers delighting the audience with mime, acrobatics and contemporary dance.
An exciting and electric show featuring live performances from an array of artists including Nile Rodgers from Chic, Texas, Midge Ure, Jake Bugg, Amy McDonald and the Royal National Scottish Orchestra among others and all in the presence of the European and US teams and their captains.
I would like to thank the following people who’s work I have captured in some way, shape or form:
Al Gurdon, Busted, Daughter, David Davies, Gary Barlow, James Scott, Jason Sherwood, Jeff Lynne’s ELO, Kim Gavin, Lee Lodge, Louis Oliver, Matthew Pittman, Misty Buckley, Rita Ora, Royal Blood, Sam O’Riordan, Sam Tozer, Shaun Mendez, Shaun Murphy, Studio Moross, Stufish, Take That, TAWBOX, Tim Routledge & Tom Young