If Music Be The Food Of Love……

If Music Be The Food Of Love……
December 20, 2016 admin

I’m really fortunate to be asked take photographs of musicians, whether that be live, or promo shots.  I love music, I’ve played in bands myself, notably The Toots, and I have to listen to music while I edit photos.  Just goes hand in hand with the job.  This year started really badly for me, and lots of other people, when David Bowie launched off of this life and headed for the stars.  I’ve listened to so much of his music this year – we were so lucky to have such a talent and his legacy is massive.  A week after he died I headed to Brixton to go and lay some flowers at the shrine that popped up, created by his fans.  By chance, the walls of the shop next to it hosted huge ads for his widow Iman’s cosmetic company. Fans had written messages all over these posters and I took photographs because I felt it wouldn’t be long before they were written over, and eventually pulled down.  This was my favourite.  A beautiful model (I can’t find out who the original photographer was for this campaign), who had been transformed into Ziggy, and whose face was freshly ‘tattooed’ with messages of grief, thanks, love and hope, in the wake of Bowie’s demise.