My good friend Oli of Sink or Swim fame, now called The Eyres, is soon to be releasing a solo EP. Oli has an amazing talent for someone so young. I was really proud to be asked to work on the artwork for his debut solo EP. Oli also appeared in my Urban Portrait series.
We sat down and had a good chat about the sort of image he wanted for both front and back. I’ve previously worked on artwork for releases from Thick As Thieves, The Longshanks, Son Of Shinobi, Tim Gallagher, James Gardiner, Steve Bonham, Midnight Lycan Party, Chloe and Jon Tarplee. It’s always important to sit down and moot ideas before heading into a shoot. Thankfully we came up with our idea for front and back and decided on some locations.
We headed out to Queens Park, Crewe and thankfully the weather was on our side! The park has a wealth of locations and I have often shot wedding couple shots there. I was also busy photographing the stills for a few scenes of Gridiron UK. The late afternoon light was perfect for some moody monochrome photographs and we got all the photographs we wanted.
We then headed off to Sandbach for our indoors part of the shoot. I have to say a huge thank you to the staff at The Old Hall. Such a lovely place and they were very kind to allow us time to photograph there. The backdrop of the open fire and old fashioned wall decor and windows created exactly the mood that Oli was looking for.
You can check out some of my music promo work on the website here.
These are some of the final images from the shoot: