Marylene Coutret has been a professional photographer for many years and I have had the fortune of her capturing shots of my shows in France and New Zealand. Last night she attended my final show in France before I head to Germany. Below are some of her images she captured during my performance.
You can find evidence of her great ability as well as documentation and blogs about her long reaching hikes round the world. She will shortly be embarking on her most ambitious trek yet as she will span the great heights of Nepal during it’s winter season. This 5 month hike will take great courage and I wish her all the best as well as thank her for the time taken to capture and send me the images below.
Please check out her work aside from the photos posted here.
He has always been beaming with expression and enthusiasm about art in any form. For him it is so important to his way of life and the process has been constant for many years.
When recording my debut album back in 2006 I chose to work with and do some sessions in the garage studio space of a good friend Nick Hall. He was sharing the property with Rob at the time and when rob happened to pop his head in between takes he saw the singular Green lamp we had set up in the space. He immediately ran upstairs for his camera and 5 mins later the album had it’s Cover.
I was secretly very nervous about the thought of cover artwork as I had no ideas and was worried everything would come out cheesy. With Rob resisting the transition to Digital Camera and instead focussing on Analogue he adjusted his shuttle speed accordingly whilst I played again the song I has just recorded (Time and Places). The resulting image was blurring my face enough to obscure the details. This for me felt like a very good thing and has remained the case for all my albums since.
As the process went on we tried to find new ways of keeping the anonymity but still having it be visually interesting.
More recently Rob has taken to digital work and has focused on catching outside shots using the sun and capturing random folks on the streets of London.
Years back I was incredibly inspired by the poetry and photography of Peter Fry. So much so that it launched a new project called Midnight Moth which led to 4 albums and a ever changing line up for live shows.
Peter Fry has a photography page on Facebook here:
It gives me a pleasure today to be able to share a mix of time lapse photography and low res mobile phone film compiled by Peter with a song of mine from the album ‘Bright’ (released in 2012) called ‘Modern Life’.