NME Music Photography Competition

Every year NME hold a music photography competition. There is an amateur category and a professional section. I entered the maximum photographs allowed, five. This year I let my Facebook friends decide the 5 I entered by making their selection of 5 from my narrowed down selection of 10.

The top 5 were:

– a portrait of Al Campbell of Sham 69, a black and white portrait I did at The Box in Crewe.

– a portrait of Matthew Davies-Kreye of Funeral For a Friend, another monochrome portrait.

– a portrait of Kingsley Chapman of the Chapman Family, a hot and sweaty shot taken straight after a performance.

– a live shot of The Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne, taken from the pit at Transmission 001 Live From Jodrell Bank.

– a live shot of Iggy Pop performing with The Stooges, taken at Chester Rocks this summer.

A have a huge passion for live music and music photography. I love photographing bands on stage, in posed group promo shots as well as documentary style shots. I have accompanied several bands into the recording studio and documented the process of recording music.

You can check out my NME entries here:
(Mine are this image and the following 4!)

Also feel free to have a browse on the website where I have many of my favourite music photos in the galleries!

I’m pleased to say that at the time of writing all 5 of my NME entries are in the top 20!!