In the run up to Christmas I was surprised to receive a very awesome email from the people at the NME inviting me to take some pictures for them. Obviously I jumped at the chance, and within a couple of days I was at the Brud ready to shoot my first commission – Kurt Vile.
Having shot The Brud many times before I was fairly confident approaching the gig, although it was in no way an easy gig to shoot. I had a specific shot brief, and waiting for Kurt to move into position was often tricky. That said, I managed to get a fairly varied range of shots. Given the magnitude of the gig for me, I had to make sure I had the shots I needed so I decided to stick around a bit longer than normal, but left a few songs from the end to give the crowd some time without my flashgun ruining their night.