Sunday, January 31, 2010

Location Location Location

I need to find a great location for an album cover shoot I'm doing with my friend and Sex Pistol legend, Glen Matlock. Glen and I had a chat about it a day or so ago and I think he now knows what he wants. So, this week I will start to figure out where we are going to shoot the cover of his new album. I have a few ideas though. Mind you, so does Glen, so it shouldn't be a problem.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Haiti Single

All went very well yesterday in the studio. Nothing more is going to be said until we get the go ahead from the wonderful PR people who are taking control of this event. So, I am not saying anything here on my blog for the time being. As soon as I can talk about it I will, but not right now.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Haiti Single

Well it's all systems go. Small rehearsals this afternoon. But tomorrow is the big day. I have been speaking to more artists who have agreed to come on board. I would imagine it will be a hectic day tomorrow. But, I hope it's fun with no aggravation. We are getting all of the release forms sent out to management and sorting out the legals etc. There will be a few logistical problems to solve as some of the artists are in different parts of the world. Mind you we do have one of the worlds best producers doing this, so, he will know how to deal with this.

The feedback that I am getting from everyone is that this song recorded by this lot of unlikely suspects is going to be one of the coolest things ever. I suppose they are right, as it will be real musicians who are all major stars in their own right. I am just going to check all of my camera equipment now ready for tomorrow, then going to get some sleep. Don't suppose I will get much sleep tomorrow night.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Haiti Charity Single

My mate is organising a charity single to help raise loads of money for Haiti and the people who need it most. It's all top secret at the moment. But, I will be photographing it all and telling you all more as soon as I can. There are some very big names involved and one of them is my mate Shane McGowan, bless him. He is a good sport. So, later this week all will be revealed.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Bikini's in the Snow

So, after yesterday's photo shoot in the snow. The photos have made there way into two UK National papers so far. The Daily Star and the Daily Mirror. So, that shoot yesterday was successful. We will see if the photos have made it into any of the UK magazines later this week.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Madness in the Snow

Late Saturday night I was thinking about the weather and wondering what sort of shots would get unto the UK newspapers. So, I came up with the idea of getting some teenagers to ride a sledge down the snow covered slopes in Chorleywood, Hertfordshire UK. But, the girls just wearing Bikini's and boys in swimming trunks. So, we met up quite early in the morning and my niece and her friend were there with other members of the family. So, we walked across the snow covered fields and found the right hill. Then off we went, girls in Bikinis etc.
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We only spent about 10 mins taking the shots as I didn't want them to get frost bite.
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We then got them all dressed up and warm and headed off to the Peppermill in Chorleywood for a nice breakfast. I then headed back to my place, edited the photos and syndicated them out to the papers and magazines.

Thursday, January 07, 2010


It's pretty cold over here in the UK at the moment.
M25 Motorway
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Plenty of snow and ice. Luckily I have an old 4x4 Land Rover discovery which I kind of refer to as Thunderbird II. Just because the old girl seems to get me almost anywhere I need to go.
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I must admit, I do find myself delivering friends to remote places that they cant actually get to. So, at least I am doing something for someone else for once, which is nice.
The Road to Chalfont St Peter
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I took some shots of the M25 motorway (Freeway) that circles London. That looked hazardous. Also, some of the little roads around the village where I live. All very pretty, but awkward driving.

Sam Clifford
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I did happen to have my assistant riding shotgun with me on this trip. Mind you he didnt help me much, the lazy little bugger.

Frosty, Sam and Lyn
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Friday, January 01, 2010

Happy New Year

I had a nice quiet New Year's Eve. I was at home and did very little, which was nice. This morning got loads of emails wishing me a happy New Year. One of them was from friend of mine Sam Moore & his lovely wife Joyce. They sent me a You Tube link to a great little performance of Aretha Franklin and Billy Preston singing 'Auld Lang Syne'. Both of them are and were close people to Sam & Joyce. Aretha actually played keyboards on one of Sam's solo albums after he left the massive soul duo of Sam & Dave. Billy was one of Sam's best and closest friends and Joyce was his manager. Sadly, Billy died in 2006. This You Tube performance is great, have a look.

It has reminded me that a few days ago I found some shots of Billy Preston playing with the Rolling Stones around 1976. I must get them onto my website when I get a min.