As well as using photography to engage with the world I continue to make and edit films, create sonic art and design installations that allow the users to interact in unique ways with the world around them. This project 'Blinded by the Sound ' has for the most part been shot over the last three years here in Plymouth and the westcountry. I try to remain mindful and capture the energy of an event. From gigs to the opening nights of art exhibitions, live sport or public events, I make a point of framing moments in specific ways that will direct people's attention and help them focus back to that day. Even when shooting landscapes I react and respond to the unfolding story, on Dartmoor that maybe the light, whereas ringside in the Guildhall it may be an upset unravelling during the boxing match in front of me. I believe in using each system or discipline as a tool, and not getting too attached to techinques or equipment that can smother ones own work like a comfort blanket. That may mean deploying a mirrorless camera equipped with a silent shutter in the hushed silence of a theatre, hanging a micro camera off the lighting rig above a crowd, (for a wide video shot at a heavy metal gig), or harnessing myself to the inside of a car in order to lean out of the window with a heavy DSLR to capture 'that shot' of a team of charity cyclists coming over the brow of a hill, I will find a way to get that picture and capture events as they unfold.
Music is my passion and what I spend most of my time as a photographer documenting. When not photographing it I am either recording it as a producer, creating it as a musician, reviewing it as a writer or distributing it as the owner of a small independent record label. I have shot everything from tiny intimate acoustic gigs to huge outdoor festivals and all that comes between. I have shot album launch shows, album cover art work and band and artist promos (stills and video) and will continue to do so as well as documenting live performances with photographs and/or High Definition video.
Whether it is composing the middle eight in a piece of music, the framing of a shot through a still camera's viewfinder or the cutting between a series of shots in a video editing suite, composition is not something that you ever stop learning about. I believe that every piece of art we make as a creator, is a story, or at the very least, a conversation between creator and viewer/listener. I aim to bring that open ear and observant eye to every Photograph I capture, every track that I produce and every film that I make.
You can see my other work as a photographer here - http://www.greenbeanzphotography.com/