A classic rock triple bill of Whitesnake, Thunder & Journey? You can imagine how excited I was! It took a while to get in due to a confusing security set up in which neither of the door staff knew what a photo pass was and refused to let me in with my gear! But I made it in the end for three awesome shows. I was especially pleased to see Doug Aldrich wearing his shiny trousers again! Chatted to some sweet people between sets, admired the efforts of a truly outstanding groupie and forgot my ear plugs but it was a pleasure to go home with Fool For Your Loving ringing in my head.
If you’re looking for photography tips & inspiration in the news stands this month you might see my face peering back at you. I’ve been interviewed in the latest issue of Digital Photographer magazine about becoming a professional freelance photographer. Confusingly I’ve sort of been referred to as “Jane” throughout the feature but it’s definitely me! My images are the New York landscape and the wedding detail shot (the legs of Gemma & James!) and the other two belong to Surrey based family photographer Vicki Knights who also shares her freelance experiences. I hope someone finds it a little bit helpful in their journey… let me know what you think if you pick up a copy.
The best kind of surprise is being handed a magazine, flicking through and discovering one of your pictures splashed across a double page spread! Godsticks were featured in the previous issue of Classic Rock Presents Prog and I never even knew. Always super pleased to see work in print though… I knew it was worth trekking through those soggy marshlands to get the shot!
Shakes, fries, rattle & roll! Here is the result of my recent shoot with The Lash at Burlington’s American Diner. If noisy rock & soul is your thing, check out their debut music video here. It was shot entirely on smartphones for a modest budget of £0 (some music bloggers have expressed disbelief over this but it’s true, I watched it happen!).
In late September 2012 Chris and I flew out to Los Angeles to begin a road trip around my favourite place in the whole world, California. We spent a few days in Los Angeles before hitting the road to rough it in the wilderness of the national parks. We had a night in Sequoia and four blissful days camping in Yosemite Valley then back to civilisation, San Jose and finally San Francisco (yep, I wore flowers in my hair). The idea was to relax after a hectic wedding season but I don’t do resting very well and we crammed so much in. Space shuttles, big trees, bears, Disneyland, lots of hiking, a little bit of cycling and all the adventures in between… these are just a few highlights of our trip. Day One – London to Los Angeles Check out the tiny Hollywood sign in the hills! Also, what the heck is going on with Virgin’s inflight meals? I can’t decide which was more disappointing; the two crustless, filling free, toddler sized finger “sandwiches” they served after starving us for ten hours or the tub of dust I had for pudding. I’m usually happy with airplane food but this was…