Big Mike in the National Portrait Gallery @stormzy
Following on from yesterday’s post ... here’s a few of the legend Michael Jackson. I only got to photograph Michael twice. The first time here at the World Music Awards 2006 and the other was at his announcement for his O2 Arena residency that he unfortunately didn’t get to do. I grew up listening to MJ. I used to watch his Moonwalker film over and over. Usually fast forwarding to the Smooth Criminal part 😂 Oh and lets not forget the Moonwalker game on the mega drive 🤘🏻😂
I was working at The British Fashion awards last night and it had me thinking what was the first big awards ceremony I shot. And it was The World Music Awards 2006 in London at Earls Court. It was a mad night, I was 17 , had only been shooting for a year or so and I found myself shooting this show that had performances from Beyoncé, Rihanna , Chris Brown , Nelly Furtado, Andrea Bocelli and an appearance from Michael Jackson. Mental. Anyway, I’m gonna post a few shots of some of those names/performances over the next few days but as she was there last night I’ll start it off with a few of Rihanna !
Took this picture of 50 Cent in 2007 at the Hammersmith Apollo in London. Think I was 18 at the time. Shot on a Nikon D2X. I don’t know why he’s rocking 2 mics either but I ain’t gonna question him ... 😂