For event profs the Summer party hosted by the QEII Centre is THE event that they don’t want to miss!
David Gilmour, the lead guitarist and vocalist for iconic rock band Pink Floyd, is selling 120 of his guitars to raise funds for various charities. The collection includes what is possibly one of the most important guitars in rock history called the Black Strat.
The Black Strat has been a part of David Gilmour’s life for over fifty years and has been continually modified to keep up to speed with his different sounds and playing styles. It’s amazing that charities are going to benefit from something so personal and unique.
The collection is being sold by Christie’s in New York on the 20th June 2019 and tonight I was photographing the viewing reception at their prestigious London sale rooms. Click here to view the full collection.
There was amazing production at the event and Pink Floyd tunes were being piped around the sale rooms. I’ve got to be honest and say that my awareness of Pink Floyd music was pretty low before the event but now I can’t stop listening to them. Do you know when you listen to something so much that you can’t get it out of your head? Well that’s me.
I also got to meet Jules Holland. I’m a pretty poor pianist and I thought that getting so close to a piano genius that his skills might rub off on me. They didn’t.
Along with photographing many events In London I also photograph quite a few weddings. When you think about it weddings are perhaps the most important type of event.
I guess that the venue I have photographed most weddings at is the Gherkin. It’s an iconic venue to celebrate in and there’s no other backdrop to the actual wedding ceremony which compares for sheer drama. Just imagine being 39 floors up and you’re standing there with your loved one only a couple of meters away from floor to ceiling windows with the whole of London behind you. It’s seriously stunning.
These images are from Sean and Reda’s big day at the Gherkin. it was my first wedding with two grooms and I absolutely loved capturing it. I hope that you enjoy looking the images. If you’d like to see many more from weddings all over the UK then please click here and visit my main website.
I’ve been photographing events in London for close to ten years. It feels mad when I write that sentence down and read it. Time can fly past so fast so take a moment once in a while and smell the roses!
My first major event photography shoot in London was a ball for a luxury watch retailer. It was hosted at Victoria House on Bloosmbury Square and as soon as I’d received the booking I realised that my kit wasn’t going to be up to the job. The thing with event photography is that you need fast equipment which will work well in low light conditions. The thing with this kind of equipment is that it costs a small fortune!
I really wanted to commit to event photography so I basically maxed out any credit cards I could lay my hands on and invested in what I needed. Things worked out pretty well for me and I’ve since had loads of jobs for that specific client which in turn has helped me attract other clients and has put me where I am today.
I’ve dusted off my archive drives and found these two shots from my first event photography in London shoot. I’ve not looked at them for a while and I must say I’m pretty happy with them. Ten years ago though!?! That’s just crazy.