Tag Archive | Music Photography

Liam Gallagher for the cover and feature story of Q Magazine

Ahead of the premiere of “As it Was‘, a film documenting the solo comeback of Liam Gallagher, the release of a new single and an album on its way, I was commissioned by Q to photograph the great front man for this month’s cover.
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Tegan and Sara

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Tegan and Sara photographed at Manchester’s Albert Hall for Q Magazine

Guitar Classics

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‘My guitar is not a thing.It’s an extension of myself. It’s who I am.’

Joan Jet

 

Guitar Classics is best described as a source of eye candy to anyone with a love of guitars. Located in Webbs Road in Clapham, the shop opened in 1997. Graham was originally a maths teacher living in Chelsea but following the sale of his flat in Gunter Road, to his neighbour, John Lydon, he moved south of the river and set up the shop.

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Vintage Fender Stratocaster, Gretsch, Rickenbacker and Gibson guitars are all sold here and clients include the Maccabees, Maxi Jazz , Mark Owen, The Lavender Hillbillies and ‘a guy who raced in the Tour de France’!! The most expensive guitar sold to date was a Gibson Les Paul which fetched £9000.

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Classic Guitars-0032Classic Guitars-0041Classic Guitars-2755For the full interview with Graham written by Luke Cole read here Guitar Classics

Burial

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The long awaited new single, ‘Burial‘ by the five piece Wooden Arms, is soon to be released. The band have recorded ‘an album’s worth’ of new material and showcased some of the new songs at an intimate gig at Servant Jazz Quarters, Dalston, East London. In between the sound check and going on stage, I photographed the band in the nearby ‘Eldica Records‘ store.

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I’m partial to the term Edwardian Hip-hop

Press and PR photography for Wooden Arms

Michael Clement photography

Wooden Arms are a Alternative, Chamber Music UK band featuring choral elements where classical instrumentation meets modern melody. Played extensively on BBC 6 Music, the band are currently recording a follow up album to their debut “Tide”.

Current line up: Alex Carson, Jeffrey Smith, Alex Mackenzie, Azita Mehdinejad and fifi Homan.

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Press and Pr for Harris Adams

Harris Adams is a songwriter who revels in blending the old with the new. Marrying  soulful sounds,60s mod vibes with a contemporary spirit,his sound is a unique mix of retro and modern.  He has recently released an EP titled “Lady Luck”.

Here’e a selection of photographs from a recent days Shoot in London. Thanks to Elena, Jade and Todd.

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Robert Wyatt for Q Magazine

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January ‘Q’ Maverick

“When people say they like my records I think, ‘If you knew how hard it was to make these records you’d be even more impressed”

Shipbuilding, one of the most noteable protest songs recorded, was written for Robert Wyatt by Elvis Costello. An anti war song touching on the affects of The Falklands war on working class communities.The single was released in five different sleeves, all featuring sections from two of Stanley Spencer’s’s series of eight panels entitled Shipbuilding on the Clyde which were painted in the 1940s

An Ear for a Tune. Portraits by Michael Clement

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Sonny Dougal is a highly rated music producer, as well as being an accomplished musician. He has worked around the world with artists including ‘The Buena Vista Social Club, John Martyn, Shakira and Kanye West. These are  some of the portraits taken when he recently visited my London studio.

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