I have a long term interest in the visual documentation of musical performance. Using advanced digital photographic equipment I have been able to cooperate with musicians to develop sensitive, intimate accounts of the rapport and skill that are needed to produce musical performances of the highest standard. These accounts give a significant insight into the processes of music making, and are highly valued by the artists as a means of promoting their work. As a music lover, I feel I am able to engage with musicians across a very wide range of genres and find the process of making these visual documentations deeply satisfying.
Carla Bley Trio
Carla Bley, Steve Swallow and Andy Sheppard have been making music together since the early 1990s. For her glorious concert at King's Place, London, in October 2019, the Trio played a long set of new music. The diversity and range of work offered was a testament to Bley's continuing creativity and the deep chemistry of these three unique talents. For more photos from the sound check, go to Carla Bley Trio at King's Place.
Andy Sheppard Quartet
The Andy Sheppard Quartet were playing playing new music in their concert at King's Place as part of the London Jazz Festival (there's an ECM CD due out early in 2018. With Elvind Aarset (electric guitar), Michel Benita (bass), and Sebastien Rochford (drums), this proved to be an outstanding set. More photos from the sound-check at: Andy Sheppard Quartet at King's Place
Tomasz Stańko New York Quartet
Tomasz Stańko's New York Quartet were playing at the Cadogan Hall as part of the London Jazz Festival. A very strong line-up with David Virelles (piano), Gerald Cleaver (drums), and Reuben Rogers (bass) played to a packed house. Images from the sound-check are at: Tomasz Stańko at the Cadogan Hall
The Mathias Eick Quartet at the Vortex
Aaron Parks Trio
The Aaron Parks Trio with Billy Hart at King's Place.
Tord Gustavsen Trio at King's Place
Zehetmair Kilius Quartet
Zehetmair Kilius Quartet at the Wigmore Hall