I’m awfully behind blog-wise, as I’ve had a damn busy couple of months.
Within this heady work mix was the London Jazz Festival, which I covered for a 4th year as the festival producer Serious’ sole official photographer. With some detailed planning, the ambitious task of capturing 49 events over a 10 day period, via all modes of transport from train, tube, taxi and foot was hectic but very rewarding indeed.
Zooming around London town with a wheeled camera bag and tripod, I wore many photographic ‘hats’ to capture in-depth stories, one-off portrait sessions, backstage action, networking events, musician masterclass, private receptions, small club gigs, headline performances and above all documenting a deluge of world class music. I had a complete ball.
The London Jazz Festival has become London’s largest single arts event by programming 271 events which engulf 50 venues, from the entire Southbank Centre and Barbican to a maze of clubs and music spaces. What’s not to like?
Over the next few days I’ll gather together a few photographic highlights and try and give you a little taster of my daily routine.