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 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.

File pictures of the late lead singer of UK rave electronic band The Prodigy Keith Flint performing live at Glastonbury music festival in 2009. Available to licence.

RIP: Keith Flint - file picture Glastonbury 2009

Sad news to hear that Keith Flint, lead singer with The Prodigy is dead - I took a series of live images of the band for an agency at the Glastonbury festival back in 2009. Read more...

File pictures of Oliver Mtukudzi available - taken in 2009 in Liverpool by world music photographer David J Colbran

RIP: Oliver Mtukudzi file picture 2009

Sad to hear that legendary jazz musician Oliver Mtukudzi has died - some images from the African Soul Rebels UK tour with Baaba Maal in 2009. Read more...

Liverpool based music photographer covers Africa Oye -  the largest celebration of live African music in the UK.

Africa Oye 2018 - world music photography

Back again at my favourite festival - great music and a brilliant weekend weather wise. It really is a highlight in Liverpool's musical calendar - superb programming and really well organised. Read more...

"David is a very creative, imaginative photographer and shows great empathy with his subjects. These qualities certainly show in his work. I am very pleased to endorse him."

 

Jane Kerr

Communications specialist

Creative photography - celebrity portraits - image example

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