Gig Review – J Lo, O2 Arena, 22 October 2012

So apparently tonight was J Lo’s first ever UK show. Really? What took so long? Even though this was going to be shot from the mixing desk, half a country mile away from the stage, I took an educated gamble on the light being good and so just shot on the beautiful Nikon 300mm f/2.8 lens. It was a good choice and considering how far back we were I was really pleased with the shots.

Gig Review – Richie Sambora, Shepherds Bush Empire, 16 October 2012

I┬áhad high hopes for this show, all of them dashed. We paid a fortune for tickets as Anne is a bit of a Bon Jovi fan so I decided to get a photo pass as well. Given it was such a tiny venue I thought it would be a really good opportunity to shoot. It wasn’t. The stage was cluttered and the lighting was passable at best so in the end I got more enjoyment of watching the rest of the show from the crowd than shooting the first three songs.

Gig Review – Slash, Brixton Academy, 11 October 2012

I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve photographed Slash now. My second ever ‘professional’ gig that I shot was of Velvet Revolver at Brixton Academy 8 years ago. A lot has changed since then – I shot those gigs on film for starters!

Having shot Slash and Myles Kennedy back in June at Hammersmith in pretty bad light I was over the moon that there was a big white spot light on both Slash and Myles for the whole show. I got some of the best individual shots of Slash I think I’ve ever got and after I’d shot the first 3 songs, I watched the rest of the show with my old mate Nick. Happy days!