The shoot would take place in the Venice Beach area of Santa Monica straight after we'd shot a scene for the music video where the band arrive at the beach in their car. As I was out of money (all spent on the video) I was fighting against the sunRead More
It's nice to have a reason to take a trip back down memory lane. This past spring I had that opportunity. I spent days going through photographs and collating a batch, which eventually amounted to more than 500 photos, in preparation for the bands first book.Read More
It's been a very busy end of year for me. It often happens, but not normally quite this busy. I've Directed 9 videos in the past three weeks, 6 of which I have also filmed and i'm in the middle of editing them all. I have 2 left to edit.Read More
Its been a while, again. Same excuse, thankfully, I guess. Been a fun few weeks of producing, directing, filming, editing and some photo shoots thrown in as well. Below is a brief overview of some new work of mine that has been released recently.Read More
Wake at 830, shower and head to Starbucks for a breakfast croissant and coffee. Edit till around 3pm, stopping for a walk but not getting far in the rain. Around 5 I stop editing and head down to meet everyone, there's a loosely planned end of year 'party' planned. We head to 46th street to Daisy May's BBQ :
Daisy May’s BBQ specializes in authentic regional BBQ from all over the country. Under one roof, we bring the best BBQ has to offer together. We’re located in Midtown Manhattan, on the corner of 46th Street & 11th Avenue. We also provide BBQ Delivery & BBQ Catering services; we bring the BBQ straight to you!"
Brad waiting for his food at the collection point
I went for pulled chicken, brisket, 'good ol' Mac n Cheese & wait for it...Peaches, which I knew would be good, and everyone dips in and agrees (they're hot in a syrup)
Brad and James after one almighty meal
After the BBQ joint we head to lucky strike and are told we have at least a two and a half hour wait for a lane and we need two. James, Con, Fin and I decide we'll head back, opting not to sit and wait for that long in the loudest bar I've ever been to. I order an uber and head down to Brooklyn Bridge, getting the driver to drop me off in Dumbo for some good views and a nice walk.
Taken with my Sony A7SII and the Zeiss Loxia 35mm f/2 lens, a manual lens that I love. I almost sent it back as I wasn't using it a few months ago, now it's my go to lens on this camera. Haven't quite worked out the best picture profile for stills yet, and I wished I had my X-T1 with me, but the shots still look ok, just a little grainy, but I don't mind that too much.
Also tried out the panorama mode, which as always gives too low a resolution for the images to be useful for me. If I'd had my tripod with me I'd have reeled off some manual panoramas, but alas...
Whilst walking round Dumbo I see a couple trying to figure out how to take a selfie and get the bridge in shot. I walk over and offer to take a photo for them, which they seem happy about. I walk a bit more before ordering a car to take me up to the Rockefeller so I can see the tree and maybe get some extra footage as well, which I do.
The Rockefeller at night and that pretty special Christmas Tree.
I head back to the hotel in the rain happy that I've managed to get what I thought I wouldn't get chance to today, when I arrive in my room I offload the footage and edit some pictures in Lightroom, posting this one to Instagram before hitting the hay around 1am.
Always looking up in New York
This is not a camera review. It's just some tests on my own terms that I 'gone and done' whilst on a trip with Sophie, my girlfriend, to Belgium for my birthday. On paper, the Sony RX100IV looks like the perfect walk around pocket camera for me whilst travelling. 4K, tick. 100FPS 100Mbits Slow motion, tick. It can shoot up to 1000FPS, but it looks like dirty dirt so i'll never use it, unless it's for somewhere like Instagram maybe. Anyhow, here's the videos and a few photo's too. It's not a camera I would use for photo's. I love my Fuji XT-1 23/56 combo and I also just homed the A7RII with it's whopping 42 megapixels (and 4K internal recording ability), but that said, in a pinch, if I had to, I wouldn't shudder at taking a photo with this little beast. To see bigger versions of the photo's go to my Flickr and make sure you watch the 4K test in 4K, of course.
We have arrived in Washington for todays show. Just had a little walk to The White House, here's a few photo's...
Had a day off today. Started well with waking up at 430am with a new series for the bands YouTube channel on my mind followed by thoughts on how to best pack for the weekends shows. I made some notes and finally nodded back of to sleep around 6. Headed in to London, had a bike ride, a walk and some great coffee at Tap coffee With Soph. I took some photo's of course, here's a few of my favourites. All taken with my Fuji XT-1 with 23mm f/1.4 and 56mm f/1.2 lenses and edited in Lightroom using VSCO presets and my own adjustments...
Updated my photo's from Paris into a black and white gallery. To see colour versions and the original journal visit my Storehouse Journal here. These are all taken on my Fuji XT-1 and X100S. The XT-1 had the 56mm F/1.2 lens on it for the whole trip, probably my favourite lens i've used to date.