Billie Marten photoshoot

Had the pleasure of hanging out with Billie for a couple of hours in rural North Yorkshire to shoot a feature for the 405.

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A brilliant acoustic/folk singer songwriter, Billie's breakthrough came last year with a thoroughly deserved nomination for the BBC Sound of 2016 awards, and has been consistently championed by Huw Stephens.

I met up with Billie at her family home in a picturesque village just outside of Ripon, and after a delightful cup of tea and a chin-wag with Billie and her mum we headed out into the local countryside to do some location shooting. I was keen for the shoot to have a very natural look, so opted to leave the lighting gear behind in favour of making the most of the summer evening light. 

Had a right laugh with Billie. It was fascinating listening to her views on the music industry and all that comes with it, and I was pleasantly surprised at just how level-headed she is about the whole thing. It may sound clichéd, but she certainly is wise beyond her years.

Billie's about to head out on tour - check out the dates on her Facebook page and get down to one. To read the feature I was shooting for, head over to the 405

Billie Marten2016
Billie Marten2016
Billie Marten2016
Billie Marten2016
Billie Marten2016
Billie Marten2016

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