I had the pleasure recently of photographing this artist for her web site which showcases her debut work in particular the new single and upcoming EP from this Leeds based electronic solo artist.
Inspired by the possibilities of what happens next in music, it is from here where JAAYNS starts …
Alan Raw – BBC Introducing West Yorkshire – JAAYNS is ‘Cutting her own path through alternative, pop and electronica’
Mike Green – Radio Wigwam – The material of Leeds-based singer/songwriter JAAYNS is well-crafted electro with a moody, sometimes introspective, alternative edge to it.
Matt Barker – Matt Barker Radio – The whole EP is epic! Go get it!! You won’t be disappointed!!
Her debut Single GO will be released on the 24th February – Update: BUY NOW on Bandcamp: http://jaayns.bandcamp.com/track/go
Why not just get a mate to do it, someone in the band must know someone from their days at college who had a camera or a fan who constantly pursues them with their iPhone.
Well, how many hours have you spent getting that material together, or how many years!
How much cash have you spent in the studio recording. How many taxis, how many beers have you bought as favours that weren’t returned.
Why invest all that time, energy and cash on an inferior set of images to represent you and your music for the next few years. Can you afford to take that risk!
Just so happens, I too have invested years of my life honing my technique, approach, creativity and technical knowledge so I can get it right for the many artists and bands I’ve worked with over the years.
Plus have I spent hard earned cash on equipment, oh yes, full frame Nikon, many lenses, studio lights, speedlite flash guns, backgrounds etc.. We can’t let not having the right gear an excuse to not get an image that elevates you or your band above the rest.
And keeping up with new technology and developments in digital imagery and software manipulation is my bag. Taking a good set of images that are unique and technically proficient is key, but also paramount to me is a an up-to-date software toolbox and over 15 years of post production experience using Photoshop and now every Pro’s favourite, Adobe Lightroom.
If you did give that mate a call, or get back a favour that was owed and the shots just didn’t quite work out, it’s not too late, get in touch and I’ll only be happy to help.
Web Design is another of my passions, so much so, its practically been a daily occurrence for me since the late 1990′s, so I have more experience than most.
Here’s a pic of a web site i did for Bella Vida, who just happen to be the daughters of David Hasselhoff (The Hoff).
Ok, so I must admit to not watching the programme but Lauren was lovely to photograph, so don’t believe all the gossip.
Here’s the NEWS about her, from her own site at : LaurenCarre.net
Lauren Carre, 21, originally from Jersey in the Channel Islands, now lives in Liverpool. Currently a Model, Actor, Dancer and University student in the final year studying Criminology and Sociology in Liverpool. Lauren has 12 Years of Dancing and Acting experience, 10 Years of gymnastics training, 6 years of Karate training, played football for Jersey FA’s centre of excellence and is a qualified lifeguard.
Another shameless plug for my work. Get in touch on 07710 055318
Simon provided a fantastic photoshoot for my promo purposes… he used fantastic location and the shoot went very well. But best of all – I was completely OVER THE MOON at the photos that arrived just 4 days later. Absolute genius.. I certainly recommend and will use again.thanks Simon xx
Get in touch with Simon for a photo shoot. An album,track or EP needs an image to immediately get the attention it deserves. It’s the face to your music and instantly creates a brand to identify you to your audience hinting at the music below.
Get in touch and I can not only do you and/or your band amazingly eye catching images but provide a bit of consultancy pre the shoot.
Starting a band? Already quite successful? Or embarking on a solo career? I offer excellent rates especially for cover bands and unsigned artists. I'm more than happy to listen to your requirements and help formulate great ideas for an unbelievable photo shoot.
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