Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Mark Read album cover

Let's face it, I'm going to brag in this blog. Reason is that I recently had the pleasure of shooting Mark Read's album cover for his debut solo album "Peace at Last". Very exciting!

Mark Read is one of those brilliant artists who as well as being a brilliant songwriter, also has a gorgous voice and always delivers a great live set. He has such a genuine passion for what he does, and is always a pleasure to listen to and in general just hang with.

For this shoot we headed down to Brighton to capture the right images for his album cover and sleeve, and to match the theme we went for something that looked quite peaceful and with wide open spaces (also a song on his album...... check out my high level of knowledge here). We found a perfect spot and were lucky enough to have the sun out and blue sky. My favorite stylist Phill Tarling was there as well, so made for a very fun day.

It's quite odd, yet amazingly satisfying to see one of your photos on a CD in a store! An amazing moment of proudness.

The album is available to buy online or in HMV stores. Definitely worth getting as the album is full of great tracks (get a feel for the tracks on his MySpace www.myspace.com/markreadmusic), and also to look through the album sleeve and admire the full range of my images from the shoot :).

You can download the Single and Album from itunes.

But a hardcopy obviously even better, so you can look through the album sleeve at my glorious pictures :)

I also attended one of the days he was filming his music video, which was super fun to capture some behind the scenes, so will make sure to share some of them on Flickr as well.

Mark Read album cover


pebble said...

great photos~!!

Anonymous said...

Awwwww. He looks a bit like Greg James. Same hair, and thin frame :)