The Perks of Peeking…

I love to have a camera in my hands, whether for photography purposes or videography - I enjoy both; and, by now, have been fortunate enough to have the chance to photograph and film all kinds of things - news, interviews, live events, promotional vox pops, performance poetry, even grime freestyles etc. But.. Something I've… Continue reading The Perks of Peeking…

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2 DJs, 7 MCs and One Long Night of Filming

So this was without question the most physically taxing shoot to date. What had originally been planned as a 30-minute studio session with 7 of Manchester's most talented MCs, extended into an hour-long set. By the end my shoulders and back were on fire from holding up the weight of my shoulder rig to film… Continue reading 2 DJs, 7 MCs and One Long Night of Filming

Does Manchester Have a Unity Problem?

"Here in Manchester... If we'd support each other, like London does, then we'd be up there. But [instead] it's like every man for himself." Pretty startling comment isn't it. It belongs to JE, a member of Manchester-based rap group, TTS. I had the pleasure of filming an interview with them (see below) last night ahead… Continue reading Does Manchester Have a Unity Problem?

‘Hearing guys that sounded like me opened my eyes’: An Interview With ‘Mic Check’ Founder, Leigh O’Neill

I got the chance this week to interview Leigh O’Neill, the founder and organiser of Manchester’s latest grime and hip-hop night, Mic Check. Right now, grime is growing faster than any other genre in Britain, with some of its highest profile artists – like Skepta and Stormzy – competing with the likes of Drake and… Continue reading ‘Hearing guys that sounded like me opened my eyes’: An Interview With ‘Mic Check’ Founder, Leigh O’Neill