Commissions, Music

The Master of Horror – John Carpenter

The pinnacle of Liverpool Music Week 2016, for me, was the retrospective from world famous horror director/composer John Carpenter last night at Liverpools Olympia. My mum used to hire out action/horror movies when we were off sick as kids, so from an early age I’ve had a love for John Carpenters synth heavy soundtracks. I still can’t quite believe that I’ve had the opportunity to see, let alone photograph, the man himself in my own town. Blown away and thrilled to see Liverpool’s Olympia packed out with faces from right across the region and from all walks.

Congratulations Liverpool Music Week. Belter.

LMW continues, with some amazing acts still to follow, tickets here: http://www.liverpoolmusicweek.com/

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Commissions

Joël Matip of Liverpool FC

Finally managed to wangle my way into Melwood on Wednesday for 10 mins with Joël Matip, Cameroon and LFC defender. An absolutely lovely guy, super cool and level headed. There’s a great interview with him by Chris Bascombe alongside some photos from our session.

It was absolutely boiling too, we had to shoot indoors on probably the hottest day of the year. Phew.

Joel Matip of Liverpool FC photographed at Melwood Training Ground on 14.09.16

Joel Matip of Liverpool FC photographed at Melwood Training Ground on 14.09.16

Joel Matip of Liverpool FC photographed at Melwood Training Ground on 14.09.16

Joel Matip of Liverpool FC photographed at Melwood Training Ground on 14.09.16

Joel Matip of Liverpool FC photographed at Melwood Training Ground on 14.09.16

Joel Matip of Liverpool FC photographed at Melwood Training Ground on 14.09.16

Joel Matip of Liverpool FC photographed at Melwood Training Ground on 14.09.16

Joel Matip of Liverpool FC photographed at Melwood Training Ground on 14.09.16

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Commissions

Infidel by Tim Hetherington

‘Infidel’ by the late Tim Hetherington was launched last night at the John Lennon Art and Design Academy in Liverpool. It consists of several large scale images of the Korengal Valley in Afghanistan as well as some smaller, intimate portraits of the American troops bedded in there. It’s a fantastic exhibition, a guided view of soldier life and life of a soldier during 2007-2008.

It’s been put together by a great partnership between Liverpool John Moores University and the Tim Hetherington Trust. It also includes ‘Sleeping Soldiers’ one of the most powerful multimedia pieces I’ve seen. Well worth a visit.

On a personal note, I had the great privilege to talk with Tim’s parents and get an even closer look into his life as one of the most hardworking war photo/video journalists of his generation. I find Tim’s work to be both enlightening explicitly in relation to the nature of his work but also seeing how Tim expressed himself and told his stories during his time.

Infidel: Click for more info.
John Lennon Art and Design Academy, Duckinfield Street, Liverpool, L3 5RD Thursday 15 September to Sunday 25 September, 8am-9pm

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Stephen Mayes, Judith Hetherington and Alistair Hetherington at the launch of Tim Hetherington’s ‘Infidel’ exhibition, Liverpool John Moores University, September 2016

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Commissions

July Faves

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Rather than batter you with out-dated posts of work I’ve done this year I thought I’d post a summary of some of my favourites and some other news too… Continue Reading…