Last month, I had the pleasure of meeting and photographing Stephen Macartney, Peter McVeigh, Katie Richardson and Warren Attwell, four Irish musicians who form part of the Northern Irish Singer-Songwriters Circle. My good friend and music promoter, Jonno Gollow, brought the four over to my hometown of Peel, on the Isle of Man, to hold a songwriters workshop during the day and to a very well attended gig at the Peel Centenary Centre in the evening.
Jonno is singlehandedly responsible for bringing an array of talent to the Island on a regular basis, which is great for music lovers and great for myself because I love to photograph musicians.
I started my photographic career shooting live bands; these days, however, it’s some I do very rarely, if ever, so these images are more of a ‘backstage documentary’.
I captured the day on film, using just one camera, a Nikon F4, and two lenses – 28mm 1.8G and 50mm 1.4G. I used Kodak Ultramax 400 film for the first time, but certainly, not for the last – I adore this film.