Album Cover Shoot- Guitarist Chris Spedding.
‘Wow’! Its like buses, nothing for ages then 2 or 3 come along at the same time. I should elaborate a little…earlier this week, I photographed guitarist/musician Adam Goldsmith and now I have also just recently photographed Mr Chris Spedding (another great guitarist who has played with the likes of Roxy Music/Bryan Ferry, Elton John, Mike Batt and Paul McCartney, and has just finished a tour with Jeff Waynes ‘War of the Worlds’ stage show). Chris is just in the process of finishing another album so he has commissioned me to do the cover and inserts for the CD. The brief was to get some portraits of Chris playing his guitar. I started the shoot at Chris’s home just using natural light and then we went over to the home of the legend Herbie Flowers to carry on the shoot. Herbie played bass and tuba on the album, so Chris needed a photo of Herbie for the insert. Of course, I was more than happy to oblige.
Not only is Herbie a great musician, he also makes a mean Tuna/Pesto pasta! Thanks for a great lunch Herbie…and thanks for letting me use your home for the rest of the location shots..x.
Here are some of my favourites from the days shoot…..