Thursday, 16 September 2010

Make Sparks, Aberdeen, Live Photos.

Hey everyone,
Last night, I went to Tunnels, in Aberdeen, to take live photos of Make Sparks! Told you I would have something pretty awesome planned right?
Make Sparks are one of the most talented young acts in Scotland at the moment. They currently have two E.P's, so be sure to buy them via the band or online, it's totally worth it.
Onto the show itself...I only managed to catch Make Sparks set if anyone was wondering...but as usual they played an amazing set, and 'Rewind' is still my favourite, but I also do love their Eminem cover.
For the lighting, really, it was typical Tunnels standard, nothing brilliant, and it's definitely not the easiest for a Photographer when you are trying to capture a band, especially when they decide to have an 'alien blue' colour reflected onto the group, but I think I managed to save the photos in the end. I do like a good challenge anyway, what's the point of doing Photography if everything's going to be plain sailing everytime? It's all about learning your strengths and weaknesses.

Anyway, the whole set of photos are online at my Myspace account, please check the links box at the right, and have a look at all of the pictures. Any feedback, good or bad, is welcome. I'd love to know what you think.
Nicola. x

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Rock Talk!

Another little bit of press, a piece I have written which is featured in Courier Newspaper's Rock Talk. This time for the 'Love Music Hate Racism' Festival that's going on at Dukes Corner, in Dundee, on Sunday. The piece is mainly about Beautiful By Design and involves a little bit of an old interview with them. Check it out below, if you want to have a read.

And as it says, the festival starts at 1pm, with many other great local acts involved, it's also free entry, so get yourself down to Dukes Corner, it should be a good one. There's also an after party at Soul Nightclub if anyone's interested. Next week I'm off to take some live music photos up in Aberdeen, so be prepared for a major photo update. This band are going to be HUGE very soon, and I've wanted to photograph them since last year!
Can't wait!
Nicola x

Friday, 3 September 2010

N.E.E.T Magazine

Browsing through one of my favourite blogs this morning, I noticed a link to the new N.E.E.T Magazine, September Issue. After looking through some pages, I ended up stumbling across my own face on the Global Fashion page! Slightly scary but totally awesome at the same time, haha.
Check it out for yourselves below, my photo is first in the top row.
If anyone has not heard of N.E.E.T Magazine before, it features new and unique independent artists, and many more. It's such a lovely produced magazine, have a look at it, over at

I also just wanted to add that I'm sorry my blogs aren't that long lately! I just realised when I looked back at a couple of my first posts I really used to go into some depth. Next time when I post new photographs of a shoot, I will make sure to go into a lot more detail about it!
Nicola x

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My name is Nicola Sharkey and I'm a Music Photographer, from Dundee, Scotland.
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