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Emily-Pocock-Brighton Musician photography by Photographer Emma Bailey with smoke and fabric

Emily Pocock

I used a smoke machine and fabric on this recent collaboration with Emily Pocock, a young Brighton musician, to create atmospheric imagery for her music. Emily also has trained in dance, which added great movement to the shoot. I made a playist of music she liked in advance, so she had a good atmosphere to work with. I used 2 x Arri 800w as backlights and placed the smoke machine in the middle. Occasionally using a 3xAstra LED light above […]

Dark Rust-Brighton Musician UV Photography by Photographer Emma Bailey

Dark Rust

Dark Rust is a minimal, darkwave musician who needed atmospheric photography to reflect his style of music. I used UV lighting, paint and tape in the studio to evoke the feeling of his music. I used 2x UV LED Blacklights, one above the camera light the keyboard, the other behind the musician, backlighting the smoke. The LED’s were only 36W, they gave a great affect but were still low light so I used a high ISO, low F-stop, the camera […]

Third circle recordings-brighton property photography by photographer Emma Bailey

Third Circle Recordings

I photographed the colourful delight that is James Gasson’s refurbed Third Circle Recordings, a music recording/rehearsal studio in Brighton. The property photography took 4hrs+ to capture the various lighting set ups and the composites. The wide shots were photographed with a 16mm at f8 400 ISO, with various shutter speeds to accommodate the practical tungsten bulbs that were there. The remit was designed mostly around the colourful LED’s which he had painstakingly built into the rehearsal room ceiling. I took […]

Dreams-of-Empire-Brighton Band Music Photography by Photographer Emma Bailey

Dreams of Empire – Band Photography

During the first lockdown, Dreams of Empire, an indiepop Brighton band, wrote a new album. They needed some creative band photography for all their marketing and we devised a shoot based on their colourful and calming music. The band were photographed in front of a white backdrop using 2 x large soft boxes, modelling lights only, one was gelled with minus green and the other with steel blue. We wanted a dream like quality for this band photography, so I […]

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Taylor Lally – Musician

Before winter set in, I photographed Taylor Lally, a musician and singer from Northern Ireland, who is studying in Brighton. We spent a cold, but sunny afternoon in the woods at Friston Forrest, creating imagery for her upcoming gigs. Taylors ethereal beauty was at home in the natural surroundings, which matched her unprocessed music and visual style. I shot most of this on an 85mm f1.8 sometimes wide open, using the softness as an advantage. Moving around the forest we […]

Mishkin Fitzerald musician by Brighton artist Photographer Emma Bailey

Mishkin Fitzgerald – Seraphim

Mishkin is one of my talented friends in BirdEatsBaby and ‘Serephim‘ is her first solo EP. She has a unique style created from her fan art which inspired this shoot for her new front cover. The Dove was hired in from Sussex Dove Release with a handler and had VIP treatment, he was so relaxed that he felt free enough to have a toilet moment on our star – who was professional as ever and the excrement only added to the […]

Gordi - The Great Escape 16 by Brighton Music photographer Emma Bailey-

Gordi – Great Escape Festival 2016

Gordi – The Great Escape Festival 2016 Australian singer/songwriter Gordi was over on her European tour with her indie pop rock. She played The Great Escape at Komedia and upstairs at Patterns on the first day.    

Bird Eats Baby - Bullet Within - Album Launch - The Macbeth - by music photographer emma bailey

Birdeatsbaby – The Bullet Within

Birdeatsbaby – The Bullet Within – album launch                     click big pic for slideshow I love my job. I get to photograph talented, sexy people like this bunch…

Gaving Clark - The Living Room - emma bailey blog brighton music photographer

Gavin Clark

Gavin Clark – musician photography Shane Meadows has shot a feature documentary film about his long term friend, Gavin Clark from UNKLE called The Living Room…

bird eats baby - Alternative Escape 14

Bird Eats Baby

Bird Eats Baby – music photography click big pic for slideshow Bird Eats Baby, Brighton orchestral Brighton rock band, played The Alternative Escape Festival last night…