Headed down the M1 to catch up with 65daysofstatic, who invited me back down to shoot the latest press images for their forthcoming album, No Man's Sky.
Renowned for pushing musical boundaries, the instrumental quartet's latest album is no exception. Unlike all their previous releases, No Man's Sky has been commissioned exclusively as a soundtrack to a forthcoming Playstation video game of the same name - there's a great piece in The Guardian that explains more about the project (which is accompanied by one of my older press shots).
It was almost two years to the day since I'd last worked with the guys, and it turned out to be a cracking evening to shoot. We met at their practice room just north of Sheffield city centre, and immediately headed out to take advantage of the clear blue spring skies. We tried a few different setups utilising the same basic technique: balancing ambient light with a softened flash gun to give a simple yet dramatic effect.
Was great to catch up with the guys again. We had some really interesting conversations about the changing face of the music industry, and how new opportunities are starting to present themselves. Genuinely one of the most down-to-Earth bands i've had the pleasure to work with, and look forward to our paths crossing again soon. Also huge thanks as always to my assistant, Fern, for stopping stuff blowing away!
No Man's Sky is due to be released in line with the video game this August. Keep an eye out!