Have guitar, will pose for photos

photo by Alex Blades

It’s been a while since I had a solo photo shoot. But then it’s been a while since I took myself seriously enough as an artist, if I’m honest, to justify the need for a new set of ‘on purpose’ photos. That may sound surprising what with me being a full-time music-maker. But for the last eleven years I’ve been a full-time producer of other artists, and more recently ever-present sidekick with Kelly Bayfield. That’s different. It’s not my name on the tin.
But now I’m in the middle of producing a new David Edward Booth album, and I think it’s going to be pretty good. So perhaps it’s time to stop hiding behind other people all the time? But I can still hide behind the guitar!
I recently met fantastic photographer Alex Blades via the equally excellent Abi Moore, with whom I’ve been working again in the day job. Alex is a splendid chap, easy to get on with and super-talented with a camera. We went for a walk just down the road from my studio and I attempted to become at one with the landscape. The sky way amazing, but there was an absolutely freezing wind coming from the north, so we were only out for 20 minutes. But that was long enough for Alex to do a great job on this ageing muso.

photo by Alex Blades

So all I have to do now is finish the album and get rehearsing for some shows. At the very least I’ll be popping up in Colchester in late May, at Folk East in various guises, and later in the year back at the town of my birth – Buxton in Derbyshire. Keep an eye on the gigs page.