Earlier this year, I worked with Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow. Two weeks of concerts featuring artists from around the globe alongside the best Scottish talents. I have photographed acts as diverse as John Grant, Graham Nash, Niteworks, KT Tunstall, Mariza, The Comos Mamas, Songhoy Blues and many more in this two weeks period.
My highlight last year (if not all time highlight) was to work on a few of Christine & The Queens shows to photograph the images to be used by the press during the UK Tour. Click on the photo below to see the gallery, more soon !
In November, I followed Miles Kane for the day to document his Barrowland Ballroom show. I had such a great time photographing his show, amazing performer ! A few pics below.
In August, I headed to NYC for Afropunk to cover the festival for a fashion research Agency.
Located in the scenic grounds of Drumlanrig Castle, one hour drive from Glasgow, Electric Fields Festival is one of the most exciting music festivals in Scotland. The Line-Up this year included Young Fathers, Idlewild, Ezra Furman, Idles, Ghostpoet, Honeyblood and many more. I was glad to be part of the official photography Team. A few pictures below and more infos on their website.
I had the chance to Tour for a month with Calexico again in July and August. They played a lot of amazing shows, my favorite venue being the Acropolis in Athens !
For the second year in a row, I was part of the photography team for Pointu Festival in south of France. A little free festival by the sea with the likes of The Oh Sees, Sleaford Mods, FIDLAR, Carpenter Brut, Deap Vally, and many more playing this year. I can’t wait to be back there again.
I had the best time again this year at Primavera in Barcelona. Thanks to the bands who got me in and to those I have partied with. A small selection of photos below.
I was the official photographer of Celtic Connections in Glasgow this year. The festival focuses on the roots of traditional Scottish music and also features international folk, roots and world music artists. My highlight was Bothy Culture & Beyond at The SSE Hydro shot for Celtic Connections and BBC Scotland.
Here is one of my fave image of the show. I will post a bigger gallery as soon as I find the time to do so !
A few months ago, I was commissioned by Paolo Nutini and his Team and documented his hometown show at Paisley Abbey. It was a huge honor to work with him and produce this on/off stage photo reportage. I can't show you much yet apart from this photo below of the beautiful Church lighting.
I am currently exhibiting in Glasgow at :
427 Sauchiehall Street
Open from 5pm until 3am
From the 3rd of November until further notice
Framed prints are available to order. Full Exhibition gallery here !
Images will be printed on Fuji Fine Art Barytée Gloss Giclée Print, signed, numbered and framed, with acid free mount and backing board. Different print sizes/frames applies. From 30£ to 130£.
The prints will be signed and numbered. Order before the 13th of Dec to receive on time for Xmas (for UK, Spain, France, Italy and Germany). Rest of the world TBC. Please email me for any queries.
I was the official photographer of 2017 Pointu Festival. Really glad to see such a good line up so close to my hometown. It was the 3rd edition and it's entirely free !
Click the pic below to see more.
In December, I was commissioned by Helsinki Tourism to photograph and explore the city. Find above my fave photos and below my fave picks for the week.
1 - The Food
Finnish cuisine is highlighting fresh and seasonal ingredients. My best picks for food for the week:
* Juuri - my favourite restaurant in Helsinki and the best food that I had in a while. The chef treated us with the Christmas lunch including small fish Sapas. It is gourmet food using fresh and traditional ingredients.
* Putte’s - trendy and busy pizza place with a bar and a disco downstairs. Really good food and wine.
* Fleuriste - Finnish are really into Coffee shops. There is a really good looking Brunch menu but we decided to go for their selection of Cakes and Coffee. I really recommend it because it is very good but also because the ladies working there are the nicest. It’s like stepping into a friend’s house.
* Ekberg - oldest Bakery in Helsinki, they retained many old school architectural features. It is a bit touristy but I recommend their brunch on Sunday.
2 - The Bars
I am more into wine and cocktails so I tried to look for some of those:
* Shelter – best cocktails, by the harbour and Uspenskin Cathedral. Really cosy and super friendly waiters.
* Liberty or Death – amazing cocktails too if you are in another part of the city.
* Ateljee Bar – best view of the city for this really tiny bar located at the top of a hotel. Worth checking it out before you head out elsewhere. It is really, really tiny.
* Vin Vin - located right next Putte’s Pizza. Their sommelier is very resourceful and the wine selection amazing.
3 - Design
Design in Finland is a big thing, from furniture’s to clothes, to architecture.
I really wanted to try to visit Marimekko factory and it was my highlight of the week. I got an Insight of the design house, how they printed their textiles and what they are using them for. It was amazing to see the prints created before my eyes. They use 10 gigantic screens to print !
I love to meet people who are passionate about their craft. So to follow with this, I also got to meet the girls at Box Jewellery. I highly recommend checking out their work if you like unique jewellery pieces. They are very inspiring. http://www.keskipomppu.com and http://pionidesign.fi
4 - Arts
Design Museo, Alteneum and HAM Helsinki were my predilection choices. There are so many Museums in Helsinki and with a National Holiday in the middle of the week, I couldn’t quite experience as many as I’d wished for. Yayoi Kusama retrospective was the most fascinating for me.
5 - The Outdoors
There is multiple parks to explore in the city but my favourite escape was UUnisaari Island. In wintertime, it is accessible via a bridge from the harbour. The landscape and the light were perfect. It was the most beautiful place for me in the city.
> Bonus : Tallin
If you get a chance, hop on the 2 hour boat ride to Tallin. You’ll find cheap eateries and medieval bars as well as multiples little museums and vintage shops. I highly recommend the restaurant called V (Vegie/Vegan) in the city centre. We also enjoyed mulled wine at Olde Hansa and a few drinks at the Depeche Mode (like the band !) Baar. Very easy trip if you want to see a different architecture and hop to another country for the day.
I have made a gallery with some of my favorite images from their sets at Austin City Limits Festival Weekend 1 and 2. I love to photograph this band. They have so much energy ! Hoping to catch them somewhere on the road in Europe soon.