Welcome to Will Not Fade’s Artist Profile series, where we take a look into the people in the music scene who aren’t necessarily musicians.
Who are you?
How did you start off doing photography?
In the last year or so I’ve discovered a passion for photography. I first borrowed a DSLR from a friend and dabbled in a bit of Astro / Night Photography, and along the way started loving Landscape Photography. It’s challenged me to get out and about when I’m not feeling like it, like when i get up in the pitch black of the morning to shoot the sunrise over the city, or being the only one on a beach at 2.a.m, to try and shoot the Milky Way. I’ve booked entire holidays around the possibility of finding something new and spectacular to take photographs of. Best of all, it’s an excuse to explore our beautiful country.
Recently, I’ve photographed a few bands. Thus combining a couple of my biggest passions in the world.
My oldest passion – Music. And my most recent passion – Photography.
Throwing that together with a 15 year fascination with Photoshop, and a background in design and its a pretty freakin’ sweet way to hear some new bands, have some fun and meet some new faces.
Why do you photograph musicians?
I love music, why not help people create / document a point in time?
Film or Digital?
Colour or Black and White?
What has been your highlight so far as a photographer?
Bongzilla were amazing. Been listening to them for 13 years. Got to shoot them.
Bongzilla by Garry Thomas
What band would you most love to photograph?
Tool, Nine Inch Nails, Queens
Have you got a favourite venue?
Wherever the music takes me.
What do you consider your most essential piece of equipment?
24-70mm 2.8 lens, Ear Plugs
What kind of ear protection do you use?
Decibullz custom ear plugs from Amazon
Have you got any advice for aspiring beginner photographers?
The best camera is the one you have in your hand.
How can people contact you if they want to use your services?