There are few things more distracting for a performer than an intrusive photographer. Whether it's the "stealthy" creeping you notice in your peripheral vision, or worse, the artificial shutter click of a mobile phone echoing around the hall, photographers can jeopardise great performances with a lack of care.
This is why I approach photographing concerts from the point of view of the performer, and use discreet equipment with a quiet or silent shutter. After all, the most effective images will be the ones in which the artists are solely focused on their performance.
I apply this principle to other events, such as parties, receptions and weddings. How people interact with one another is much more interesting than how they react to a rapidly approaching photographer with a giant lens!
If you'd be interested in hiring me for your event, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org or using the form below.
With grateful thanks to the featured performers:
The Berkeley Ensemble, London
Elisa Sutherland, mezzo-soprano
Samuel Boutris, clarinet
Sarah Hawkey, soprano