TO FEATURED #1
here we go, my first collection of blog posts, fifty pages in total.
By browsing through them you'll get a feel for what I've been up to
photography-wise. If you like what you see and would like to discuss
a possible shoot please feel free get in touch via my website at www.greigclifford.com.
In addition to featuring some of my favourite recent images and the
occasional look at something from my archive I'm using these pages to
highlight some of the bands that I think like-minded music lovers would
appreciate too. I have a tendency to ramble on a bit at times but I'm
hoping you'll forgive the blurb. I'm still developing the format but
it's essentially a collection of my images of, and thoughts / opinion
on bands I've seen and enjoyed, and any other things I feel are worth
a mention. I know people may not agree at times, but hopefully these
pages will at least show my enthusiasm for live music and what I see
as good musicianship and songwriting, whatever the genre. I can appreciate
all styles if I feel it is played and written well. Thanks for checking
And so to my 'Opening Shot'... the band Death Ape Disco buried up to
their necks! Recently published in Metal Hammer magazine and TBFM magazine,
it's an image that I'm proud of as every element of it is something
I had to make specific decisions about... and it was a good laugh photographing
it. I'd love to be doing more of this kind of work! There's more about
the image and the band on page 6.
These pages also include quite alot of images from The Great Escape
festival. It is held locally to me in Brighton and with hundreds of
bands and a lot of music industry representatives coming to town for
three days I like to make myself available for as many photo opportunities
as I can that week. It's a time to meet people face to face that I've
previously only had email conversations with, and to make new contacts
for the future. See page 3 for
more on my experience of the festival.
One style of music that isn't really fully covered by The Great Escape,
despite it having it's fair share of big selling artists and a healthy
underground scene, is Metal. Thankfully, Brighton will get a whole weekend
of Metal at the end of August when Mammothfest returns to Brighton this
year. I met up with the organiser Steve Dickson recently and did a Mammothfest
inspired portrait of him (look at the eyes!). Check that out and more
Mammothfest info on page 5.
The final page of this edition features some photos "From The Archives".
In 1996, Enuff Z'Nuff played at The Underworld in Camden. If you know
the venue you'll see it has changed a bit since then. Nowadays drummers
no longer need to set up in front of a structural column. It is still
there though! Have a look at more images on page
Those are examples of the types of photography I like to do... creative
imagery, live gig photography (look out for the live composites of We
Are Knuckle Dragger and Prides), portraiture of course, and I still
like to do things the old fashioned way too with 35mm film. It's how
I learnt... developing the negs myself... printing in my own darkroom
which I still have (but don't use much anymore thanks to scanners).
I even use vintage rangefinders, some I rebuilt from scratch myself.
The old glass in vintage lenses have a unique quality I love.
So have a browse around. Click the 'next' or 'previous' buttons near
the top of each page and if you see anything you think someone else
might appreciate... feel free to share it.
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