The ‘A-Z Archive’ Section
I created the A-Z Archive because there is so much unseen imagery from all the projects over the years, it just feels wasteful to have them stored on hard drives, rarely to be seen again. I frequently receive rewarding emails from all over, asking to see more from the shoots I’ve worked on, and as a consequence, this was one of the deciding factors for me to “get them out there” and publish the unseen work. I’d like this section to also serve as a public gallery for anyone and everyone who’s interested, to peruse through at their own leisure.
It would be impossible to show all shoots from over the years, as a result, the projects on display in this section are ones I’ve really loved and enjoyed working on. Now they’ve been digitally amended, remodified and republished, I actually feel they are visually stronger at this current point in time, than they were when originally published.
It’s very simple; each gallery thumbnail per artist or client states how many images and/or videos are in that respective gallery.
Some thumbnails have a ‘TBC’ label. It’s a subtle way of alerting the viewer that the gallery in question, is not quite finished. The entire A-Z section is a long term ‘work in progress’, and very likely to be subject to change, so please bear with me for this particular page.
As I’ve ploughed through vast amounts of data including hundreds of thousands of photographs, what I’ve found to be deeply heart-warming, has been the re-discovery of all the moments surrounding the shoots, and the people involved who made it all happen. Whether they were taken on phones, compact cameras, sent to me by assistants or even clients, these candid and informal photographs sometimes convey the energy on set, captured by other people whose perspective of the day was different to my own.
I’ll be including what I’m granted permission to show, as I would like to reveal just how much more there is to each shoot, than the normally limited number of final selects that are published. It should be acknowledged that it is very rarely just the photographer getting the shots. The professional relationships with record labels, brands, PR’s, journalists, assistants, agents and clients, should all be taken into consideration. Shoots are often huge team efforts that require an incredible amount of planning, physical stamina, travel, long hours and an intense amount of dedication from a small but passionate group of people.