A couple of weeks ago I joined Montmartre as they recorded their EP in the studio.
This is one of those newly mastered tracks, ‘Tell My Body I’ve Gone’. The video is made from shots I managed to steal throughout the day, and a large amount of GIF inspired stereoscopic images.
The ‘3D’ images idea came after taking 2 quick photos and, when deciding which one to keep, noticing the pictures had been taken about eye width apart, with almost identical central image points. This meant that when interchanged rapidly, the images formed the impression of a third dimension - just like our eyes do.
Or something science like that.
To Kill A King joined me at the creaky, tide-tossed, Tamesis Dock to perform ‘Funeral’ for Wonderland Magazine and Ted Baker.
Michael David’s voice is something you can’t ignore. One night walking through Washington Square Park, I heard him belting out ‘Ticket to Ride’ through a ragtag crowd of spectators and opportunist contributors. A group of homeless men crooned tuneless harmonies whilst eccentrics and aging hippies worked a chaotic smash of percussion. Before I knew it half an hour must have passed and everyone was singing ‘Hey Jude’ at the top of their lungs. There was something amazing in the community Gordon had built just through music. I approached him afterwards and asked if he’d mind me filming a performance - the next week we met at the same spot, and shot this short interview and performance…
This is the first video in a series featuring artists I’ve met performing on, or below the street. This is Prints from New York…
Here’s the second live performance by New York band, MS MR, exclusively for Wonderland magazine. There was a point during this set when it struck me how lucky I was to be hearing it in such an intimate and immediate form; and suddenly it felt like I wasn’t at work at all - the sign of a good band.
I met up with the band Splashh to film them jam in the same room where The Cure recorded - it was a good day.
A few weeks ago I shot Cloud Boat covering Bruce Springsteen in their kiln of a rehearsal room. I took my VHS camera for company. This is the result. The sound is by Matt Collins.
Recently in New York, I met up with the band Caveman on a sweltering day in the Lower East Side. We filmed a live performance in a small workshop, where band member Jimmy Cobra makes guitars from scratch. And here it is…