Music and Live Gigs Photography Liverpool

Creative music, promotional, cultural and concert photography. No event or band is too big or too small.

I absolutely love live music; it's always exciting, a little stressful and you are never quite sure what to expect before you arrive at a venue. Often in the age of blinding LED lights, it's a technical problem of excessive colour casts ! Sometimes it is warm beer sprayed from the crowd, other times it's just getting pit access. Personal favourites are outdoor festivals, in particular Glastonbury, which I've been shooting at since 2007 and Africa Oye, here in Liverpool.

I've previously covered Positive Vibration Festival, Liverpool International Music Festival (LIMF), Boomtown Festival, Glastonbury Festival, Big Chill, Africa Oye, WOMAD, T In The Park, Chester Rocks and the Mathew Street Festivals, the Berlin Love Parade, Warehouse Project, Creamfields, Liverpool Psych Fest and the Love Music Hate Racism festival.

Far too many gigs to list - personal highlights include the Wu Tang Clan during their last UK tour. I've also worked as a theatre photographer on a number of occasions - so if you have a show or a tour in the North-West, give me a call and I can cover the dress rehearsal. 

I am represented by specialist photography agencies ArenaPAL and Everynight Images and my work has featured in many national and international publications.

Of course, I'm also confident creating brilliant promotional and press photography for your band, whether you need something out on location or in the studio. Orange used one of my Glastonbury images in an above the line advertising campaign. Also, I have shot album covers for the likes of The Wombats and Alun Parry and can pull in a great team of creatives if the budget is right, to create that killer look. I've got access to studio space and can hire props if required.

So please get in touch, if you are a band, agent or promoter and I'll get back to as soon as I can.

Liverpool photographer

David J Colbran has 16 years experience providing commercial photography services, including; PR, conferences, editorial, industrial, business portraits, architectural, public relations, press, news events and commission based projects. He can also supply Liverpool stock photography from an extensive library, which will bring your business services to life.

David holds comprehensive Public & Products Liability insurance and Professional Indemnity insurance at £10M per claim and is a member of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) and holds a full UK press card.

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Creating creative images

Bringing a fresh approach and creative photography in Liverpool, Merseyside, the North-West and across the UK.

David is available for commissions and assignments, using quality Pro Digital SLR Nikon equipment and provides a quick online image delivery service to all clients. We offer quality commercial photography for brochure and catalogue use, product photography and people PR photography. Also we have a mobile studio to create quality business headshot portraits for you and your team.

Doing your event justice

Capturing the action and atmosphere of events, large and small, through reportage and news style photography in Liverpool, Merseyside, the North-West and beyond.

Large events have included; Writing on the Wall, Liverpool International Music Festival (LIMF), Boomtown Festival, Glastonbury Festival, Africa Oye, WOMAD, T In The Park, Chester Rocks and the Mathew Street Festivals, the Berlin Love Parade, Warehouse Project, Positive Vibration, Creamfields, Liverpool Psych Fest and the Love Music Hate Racism festival.

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Liverpool music photographer David J Colbran covers the Africa Oye Festival for specialist photography agency.

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As I always say, Africa Oye is my favourite festival and probably the nearest, being about 15 minutes walk from my home. Slightly delayed, is the 30th anniversary of the festival a few weeks ago.

David J Colbran gives a summary of recent photography work at the beginning of 2022 and signals a return to business as normal for photographic commissions.

Liverpool photographer has a busy start to the year

A quick summary of recent photography work at the beginning of 2022, which hopefully signals a return to business as normal for photographic commissions on Merseyside.

Positive Vibration is a reggae festival situated in Liverpool's Baltic Triangle - music photography by David J Colbran

Positive Vibration reggae festival in Liverpool

Positive Vibration is an award-winning reggae festival here in Liverpool and I was covering it for my agency ArenaPAL

"The photos were great, they were exactly what we were after in terms of capturing the networking, the high profile speakers, the Awards winners and also the fun of the Awards dinner. It was great to have such an involved photographer at the event capturing as much as possible and we would be very happy to use you again"

Becky, Events Co-ordinator, Environment Media Group

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