When documenting recording sessions, trust between the musicians and myself is the most essential ingredient. Working in high-budget studios like Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios, the time available to document becomes both dense and exciting. Twelve hours plays itself out quickly.
The musician’s’ commitment to their work is demonstrated by their being there – they pay to have nothing but the best quality sound recording. Such dedication has to be reflected in my photography. The invitation to be there is one to witness process – to feel, see and capture this quality of exploration and creation.
I have to understand how, when and where to find my place – when to document and when to stop. When to be visible and when to not. This sensitive way of working suits perfectly my need to photograph life honestly. The numerous microphones used in such spaces demand I constantly work with this care. There is no room for shutter noise here!