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Jack-Valero-Brighton Musician Music Photographer Emma Bailey Photography. Light painting on black background.

Jack Valero

I used light painting to capture Brighton-based musician Jack Valero for his debut album. Jack wanted a different look to the usual singer-songwriter photography and light painting is an abstract and playful median to show Jack and his music. It was a hot, bright day when we blacked out the studio, so as to stop any light leaks. A 60secs exposure can show any light that is in the frame. Jack was very calm and patient whilst I repeatedly light […]

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Kenny Knight

Kenny Knight is a stuntman, actor and choreographer, we spent a cold December day photographing him and his bike on Brighton seafront. This was my last shoot of 2021 and it was a pretty cool way to end the year. The bike photo had some heavy editing to remove people, cars and traffic lights. The actors headshot was simple natural light, not even a reflecter was needed as I wanted to promote his edge. Camera: Canon R5 Bike: Godox AD600Pro […]

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Amies Freedom Choir

Anti-Slavery International asked me to create videos of the Amies Freedom Choir for their Annual Supporter Meeting. It was an absolute privilege to witness the power of these survivors. I was moved to tears many times during filming and the edit. Anti-Slavery International is the world’s oldest human rights organisation, founded in 1839, campaigning for freedom from slavery for everyone, everywhere, always. The choir aims to develop the musical and cultural awareness of young women who have survived trafficking by […]

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 […]

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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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Mama G – Drag Queen

Mama G’s Story Time Roadshow helped kick off The Warren’s outdoor season on Brighton beach. After shooting the event photography, we created some stunning seaside promo shots. Mama G is out of lockdown and on her way to Brighton with an array of fabulous frocks and stories about being who you are and loving who you want! There’ll be singing, laughter, joining in and maybe even some trumpet playing with different stories at each show! Let Mama G introduce your […]

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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 […]

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Lava Elastic

Lava Elastic a neurodivergent performance night is the UK’s first. Brought to you by neurodivergent performer Sarah Saeed, who has performed as operatic comedy diva Marianna Harlotta and a member of autistic performance company Stealth Aspies. Sarah wanted new promo material to imitate what the night looks and more importantly feels like. Inspired from her source material, which was based around using a variety of lights in the show, we created this shoot using light painting, coloured backdrops and gels. […]