Jazz & Other Projects

BranfordMarsalis-DSCF3668 I've added a section to this website to include personal projects, especially long term projects that don't necessarily fit as a documentary story. Surpassingly it's called PROJECTS and can be found in the main menu. The first thing to be added is my long term Project Jazz that started as a story, but morphed into a long term labour of love.

I absolutely love looking at black and white photos of jazz musicians like Miles Davis, Dexter Gordon,Lee Morgan, Freddie Hubbard, John Coltrane and Herbie Hancock (to name just a few). The focus is mainly on colourful photos of pop stars these days, even though the suited and booted jazz musician is very much alive and giging. So I want to continue what photographers like Herman Leonard and William Claxton started and create rich black and white photographs of jazz musicians. I've had the pleasure recently of photographing live performances of modern day jazz legends like Tommy Smith, Branford Marsalis and David Liebman and hopefully a lot more to follow. At some point in the future, I'd like to go on the road with a jazz band and document a tour or at least part of one. On stage, backstage, on the road and everything in between.

So the Projects section is now open and kicks of with Project Jazz. More projects will follow, but in the meantime click HERE to take a look. as always, your comments are very welcome.