previews of some new photos of Raphael Wallfisch from recent shoot:
Joint project with James Goodwin (editor, and the interview with the director in LA) and commissioned and produced by Ray Costa. I shot the stuff at Abbey Road – on a snowy day in January.
A couple of photos from the December 2012 shoot for Wigmore Hall Live with cellist Colin Carr:
Congratulations to The King’s Singers on their Carnegie Hall concert last night.
Plus I got a little kick out of seeing my photo used on the poster… thanks Chris B!
Some new photos from our shoot in December
Lovely to see the amazing and versatile Ensemble 360′s brand new website
and to be reminded of a really fun and rewarding four days working with them in Spring 2011 in Sheffield. Happy memories; we were treated so well by the client.
Great to work for Gramophone, soon to be 90 years old, for the very first time today and to meet the current and past editors…
Huge thanks to the Pip Eastop, awesome french horn player as well a great photographer, for trying out his new Fuji X-E1 on me and sending me these rare photos of me in action at a recent scoring session in Abbey Road Studio 1.
The Fuji X-E1 is a great camera – Pip let me have a play too. I was really impressed. Cheers Pip! Ben :)
ps pretty sure this is you in this pic…?
New Alexandra Soumm photos:
What a treat to spend a day photographing the pianist Christian Blackshaw for Wigmore Hall Live on Wednesday. His Mozart series was a huge success critically and with audiences so the CDs will be hotly anticipated…
Wigmore Hall Live’s latest CD release:
Happy New Year!
A treat today to see and work with Peter Jablonski again after a few years. Plus got an excellent introduction to Lutoslawski, who Peter actually met when he was 18, and in particular the piano concerto.
9 Nevertheless, there will be no more gloom for those who were in distress. In the past he humbled the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the future he will honour Galilee of the nations, by the Way of the Sea, beyond the Jordan—
2 The people walking in darkness
have seen a great light;
on those living in the land of deep darkness
a light has dawned.
3 You have enlarged the nation
and increased their joy;
they rejoice before you
as people rejoice at the harvest,
as warriors rejoice
when dividing the plunder.
4 For as in the day of Midian’s defeat,
you have shattered
the yoke that burdens them,
the bar across their shoulders,
the rod of their oppressor.
5 Every warrior’s boot used in battle
and every garment rolled in blood
will be destined for burning,
will be fuel for the fire.
6 For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
7 Of the greatness of his government and peace
there will be no end.
He will reign on David’s throne
and over his kingdom,
establishing and upholding it
with justice and righteousness
from that time on and forever.
The zeal of the Lord Almighty
will accomplish this.
Happy Advent everyone! Ben :)
Two Onyx Classics CDs with covers from recent shoots coming soon
http://www.onyxclassics.com/comingsoon.php - the Jonathan Biss / Elias String Quartet and the Susan Graham discs