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Creative Practice 05 - Published in the Guardian (twice), and Music Week
Just incase you missed it, I am a nationally published photographer!
It’s been a while since I sent out a newsletter, so I’ll keep this one brief. The purpose of this letter is to share. Some of you may already be up to date, and if you are, indulge me.
Coming into 2023, one of my intentional goals is to feature in at least 5 different national publications. Last year I had two press features in consecutive months in the Guardian which was a huge achievement for me. Both were plays: the first was “Grimeboy” performed at Birmingham Rep and the other was “Kabul Goes Pop” performed at Brixton House.
Tearsheets from the reviews
This particular experience holds a special place in my memory because of the audacity I had when I asked for the job. I was at the Birmingham Rep, shooting for another client, when the cast performed a sensational snippet during the event and announced that the full performance would be happening the following week. After the performance, I made a direct approach to the Director inside the Birmingham Rep and boldly asked for the job. Looking back, I realise it was a bold move on my part. The emotive performance evoked memories of my youth, bringing forth a sense of nostalgia. Ah, those were good times.
Kabul Goes Pop
Brixton House (previously Oval House) was the first theatre that gave me the opportunity to shoot theatre productions. Now with Kabul Goes Pop it was just another production I was shooting that seemed to garner the right eyes due to the audience the production was made for and the content of the play itself.
Now some of the things you wouldn’t be aware of is that majority of the time all production shoots are the last rehearsals before the doors open which means that everything isn’t supposed to be perfect. It is the last opportunity to get a few things polished before the paying audience sees the show.
Vaniece needed press photographs for a story that was going t be written about mentorship. The interesting thing about this job was that was been ran by a trade publication - Music Week.
Vaniece knows about my work through word of mouth hence why I have grown to understand the value of keeping you up to date with my work.
Look out for the next letter and in the meantime, kindly do let me know if I can help with any photography or creative needs.
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