I had the privilege, yet again, of photographing Oi Va Voi at their Cambridge gig, kicking off the UK Tour for their third album, Travelling the Face of the Globe.
Oi Va Voi returned to the Cambridge Junction touring for their third album, Travelling The Face Of The Globe. Since the last time I photographed them in 2007, their female violinist and bassist have changed again, but the band sounded as great as ever, if not better.
While they get through violinists at a rate of knots, they’re all very photogenic, full of energy, and very gifted. Just like the rest of the band.
Again, they were supported by the jazzy and very funky grooves of Gil Karpas (see photos of Gil’s set on CantabPhotos).
Steve Levi, Clarinet & Vocals
Anna Phoebe, Vixen of Violin
Bridgette Amofah, lead vocals
The band: Nick Ammar, Josh Breslaw, Anna Phoebe, Bridgette Amofah, Steve Levi, Lucy Shaw, David Orchant
I recently had a photoshoot with a dancer, and got some great photos of her in silhouette. Once I had processed the silhouette in black and white, I was then inspired by two of Magritte’s paintings, and here’s what I came up with.
The inspirational Magritte paintings:
The Blank Check (left) and The Large Family (right)
I was playing piano yesterday afternoon, in front of my balcony window, and spotted an unexpected listener on the balcony. I’ve occasionally seen cats wandering across the (1st floor) balcony, but not taking a nap there…
I purchased a new macro-adapter for my camera, so headed out into my parents’ garden to try it out. It may not have the sharpness of a dedicated macro lens, but for £5, it’s definitely a great way of getting even more practice after my first forays with damselflies a few weeks ago.
After the wedding preparations, Alex and André got married at Buckland Tout-Saints, a luxury country-house hotel. The hotel grounds made for some lovely photos of the bridal couple. Having photographed many weddings and bridal couples, I have to say there was a very clear natural intimacy and relaxed feel between Alex and André, which shows in the following photos.
The dinner and dancing was held at Buckland House, in Slapton, Devon.
I was invited to photograph Alex and André’s wedding in Devon, and they and the whole family were most welcoming and helpful. The room used for the bride’s preparations was bright and cleanly-decorated, the ideal location for natural photos.
As Tyra Banks would say on ANTM, “Fierce!”
The bride’s dress hanging in the window
The bride’s hair and make-up, with her bridesmaids
I was in Devon for 3 days, covering a wedding, and the Bed & Breakfast where I was accommodated was only 10 minutes’ walk from the beach, the famous Slapton Sands. So in the hour I had before I was picked up for the wedding preparations, I took a leisurely stroll down to the beach and took a few photos. Here are two of my favourites.