I got my first camera at three years old.
Unfortunately for mini-me, it didn’t have any film in it. I was quite simply a Daddy’s girl who followed her father around with his own personal hobby.
This passion developed all through my life and with the introduction to the internet (I’ve been using it pretty much from its naissance), I’ve embraced digital photo editing although I do still have my manual SLR.
I currently use a Nixon D50 and my favourite lens is my 50mm prime. Adobe Lightroom is my photo editor of choice. I love the simplicity of the dashboard and the black background.
Please enjoy some of my work:
In 2012 I was a weekly guest on Dial M, a new music show on Sky’s Loaded.tv channel (200).
I am currently a media volunteer for The Migraine Trust – this involves news appearances and filling for GP education materials.
At the famed music and interactive festival South by Southwest 2010, I interviewed rockers Shellshag as part of a promotion for CLEAR Internet while driving around Austin, Texas, in a transparent trailer. The interview was streamed live on the internet and at the music festival to demonstrate the awesome power of Wifi. I also attending in 2013 as a volunteer and will return in 2014 as a volunteer team leader.
A short video emcompassing the atmosphere of the festival:
I have written for numerous online and print publications and continue to do so in my spare time. Since a young age I have contributed to local newspapers.
Please click the links below for hundreds of examples:
‘Tastemakers’ – Music Week – May ’12
‘Tastemakers’ – Music Week – March ’12
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The Derbyshire Times
Silversun Pickups – Swoon (text)
Hanne Hukkelberg live at Bush Hall (photography and text)
Never Enough Notes
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Never Enough Press was created in 2011 after I noticed a gap in the online music PR market for bands on a budget. I offer bespoke and affordable press with no strings attached, that I manage easily around my daytime work with ease and use a multitude of tools to maximise exposure for the bands I work with both on a local and national press basis.
In 2011, I pledged to wear only second-hand clothes for a year – well, buying them. From charity shops, vintage markets and eBay. I was spending less on clothes, making less impulse purchases, wearing more unusual things, accessorising better, giving more money to charity and generally not giving money to sweatshop factories via the high street.
I did this throughout 2011 to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Research and raised £4000 (and counting).
Why, you ask? My Dad and his, both had cancer. Dad began his eternal sleep on 7th January 2011, 7 days into me starting this project.
I originally began Preloved Reloved as a focus for my family, to fundraise and help keep us strong in the dark times. Now I continue to fundraise in Dad’s memory, to raise awareness of cancer and other conditions, to promote the plight of selfless fundraisers and brave individuals who overcome the near-impossible. Not only is this about sickness, but also about promoting ethical fashion. It’s about learning to save money, changing my shopping habits, meeting new people and most of all having fun on this journey.
Established in 2009, Never Enough Notes is an e-zine dedicated to the freshest music news, discoveries, reviews, festivals, gigs and events.
With a fantastically-diverse editorial team at the centre of our success, we aim to bring you a variety of recommendations, free music, exclusives and more with a no-nonsense attitude.
Launched in 2009 , Never Enough Notes was nominated for Best Digital Publication at The Record Of The Day Awards in both 2010 and 2011, and also Best Blog at the BT Digital Music awards. All of our writers love what they do and do what they love. Some of them are the best in their field, and write for various other online publications of repute.
We cover anything from an unsigned artist in a backstreet pub in Glasgow, fab venues in East London, to recently having reviewed Depeche Mode at London’s The O2. We’re growing fast, having already released an album in February 2010, and attended the influential music conference South By Southwest in Austin, Texas. Our renowned Fifteen Minutes of Fame podcast is featured on Recharged Radio and featured on BBC 6Music. We’ve also held charity events at London’s Camden Head and The Slaughtered Lamb, and keenly support various not-for-profit organisations.
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On 18th January 2012, Never Enough Notes took part in the anti-SOPA/PIP protest and blacked-out its content. Read a blog post about it here.