Tom Ward - Liberté photoshoot

Following my on going project, I conducted a shoot with a solo musician called Thomas Ward.

He is on the verge of releasing an EP entitled 'Liberté'

We ventured out of Birmingham to a small village called Earlswood.


Tom Ward - Singer/Songwriter by Daniel Hodson, on Flickr


Tom Ward - Singer/Songwriter by Daniel Hodson, on Flickr


Tom Ward - Singer/Songwriter by Daniel Hodson, on Flickr


Tom Ward - Singer/Songwriter by Daniel Hodson, on Flickr


Tom Ward - Singer/Songwriter by Daniel Hodson, on Flickr

Band Promotional Shoot

Here is one of the images from my recent band promotional shoot down in Solihull. I can't give any more details yet as the photos are due to be release as part of something special.

Shoot with a Cold Night For...

Here are a few images from latest shoot with Artists - A Cold Night For...


What Next?

So, Today is July 29th 2010. I finished University for summer over a month ago now and needless to say I feel a little empty. I've had little motivation to do any photography work so far but I'm going to turn this around.

I'm currently approaching my third and final year on the course and really need to get my act together. Why do I feel unmotivated? It's possibly linked to my under par gear that lets me down every time I attempt live music photography in a dark venue.

This summer was hopefully going to be upgrade time, but with promise of full time being out the window, the upgrade looks unlikely.

So now, on a positive mindset... I'm now looking towards my negotiated project and dissertation.

Here is a working title for the chosen area.

"Logistical & Location Aspects of Product and Advertising in the Music Industry"

Obviously this gives me a wide scope of things to analyse, be it how products are marketed in various media, the logistics of conducting a band shoot on location. Taking into account makeup, stylist, lighting amongst other things such as time management.

Other areas to address are icon album art from bygone eras eg, The Clash - London Calling, Exile on Main Street, Patti Smith, Pink Floyd etc.

Following my one to one with a tutor at university I've also began to compile a list of iconic photographers to research:

Robert Mablethorpe
Anton Corbin
Storm Thorgenson
Peter Blake
Brian Griffin
Robert Frank

This is just the beginning.. Now, lets have a good think..

Elephtheria Jervis-Xenos - Fashion Collection.

Fantastic day, in a fantastic location.

Collection and modeling by Elephtheria Jervis-Xenos
Stylist by Melysa Wilson
Make-up by Becky Hunting.