This is perhaps my favourite Cambridge Folk Festival shot. I like the isolation of the fiddler with no distraction in the background. The face is sharp, I have both hands and all the bow in the shot. I also like the subtle lighting in the background and the rim lighting on his cap. It works for me!
I wanted to do two things here – capture Clare through the piano showing the strings and get her reflection in the top of the polished piano. It may not be the most exciting of shots but it’s pleasing all the same.
When I photographed Clare she had not long been runner-up to the BBC musician of the year. Now she is an established pianist performing in concerts all over the country. After I had taken several shots of her playing the piano, I wanted to do a more commercial type of shot and liked the idea of capturing her reflection in the top of the highly polished Steinway grand piano.
No, this isn’t Deborah Harry. It’s another Trafalgar Square concert at the end of a Pride London event.
This was another Cambridge Folk Festival image but singer made me think more of a rock singer than a folk singer. With this in mind, I applied a little zoom blur in post-processing to suggest the heady, and perhaps hazy, world of rock music.
Huguette sings French songs and regularly gives concerts in Cambridge. I have taken a number of shots of her at a dress rehearsal which have subsequently been used for posters and for the Mumford Theatre programme.
This was an Abba tribute act being performed in Trafalgar Square. I was fortunate enough to get quite close to the stage and took shots of the individual performers. Bjorn Again is the name of the band.
Cambridge Folk Festival image. I like the colours, lighting effects and the detail recorded in the accordion.
Taken at the Cambridge Pink Festival. I don’t know who the singer is – I just happened to be in the vicinity of the stage and saw how expressive she was so took a few shots.