Published on Wed Jun 22, 2016 by David J Colbran
Record breaking crowds of around 40 000 people on Saturday marked the start of another Africa Oye. It's one of my favourite events, a short walk from my house, with some brilliant world music artists and incredible vibe at Liverpool's Sefton Park. I've been covering the festival now over 10 years for an agency and still love working it. Massive thanks to all the organisers behind the scenes, who do an amazing job. Anyway a few highlights. As ever please contact me directly if you want to use / licence any images. Thanks.
Akala from the UK
Saida Kanda & Mvulu Kandonda from Tanzania
Pat Thomas' band from Ghana
Sherii Ven Dyer from the UK
Sona Jobarteh from Gambia
Wesli from Haiti
Tags: AfricaOye, world, music, live, gigs
Author: David J Colbran
Back on the blog with a quick update on recent business and commercial photography commissions. Working with a housing association, a bike charity, a medical society, a recruitment agency and a dental practice.
A really interesting commission working with Livv Housing documenting a fire and rescue exercise in high-rise residential apartments in Kirkby. These are the people who will literally save your life!
Another Liverpool industrial photography commission under the belt and more hi-viz PPE added to the boot of the car. This time nice and local in the Old Swan, a couple of miles away from home. It was for the Lister Drive Greener Grid Park installation which is currently under construction.
"As a new business, it was very important to me to get the right publicity photographs for my marketing materials. When I met David, he listened carefully to what I was trying to achieve with my brand, and then produced fabulous photographs that were exactly what I needed. He was extremely professional throughout but also nice and friendly. Myself and my clients found it easy to relax with him, which was essential to create the right vibe for the shoot. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone."