Monday, 18 October 2010

Classic Rock - the sequel

Here's the what I was up to in the last few days at Classic Rock, mainly working on the reviews section. Art directing the shoot, was completely different from doing one a uni, I chose the lighting, background and briefed the photographer Kevin Nixon on what I wanted - trying to make a guy in his 60's holding a guitar not look like every other guy in his 60's holding a guitar. Luckily, Chris Spedding has a cool  quiff and a very badass Gretch. He was a Womble too!

(© Copyright Kevin Nixon, Future Publishing 2010) 

(© Copyright Kevin Nixon, Future Publishing 2010) 

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Classic Rock

For the past week and a half, I have been on placement in the hallowed ground that is Classic Rock magazine in London. I've been lucky enough to have been working alongside the deputy art editor on the issue 152 which will be hitting the stands next month, some varied stuff and I've been down to have a nosy at the Future photography studio, where I will be art directing a photo shoot tomorrow for the mag with guitarist Chris Spedding ('Motorbiking' and tours in Jeff Wayne's War of the World). I've learnt alot so far, and even just seeing how the magazine is created has been interesting - the retouching and pre-press department is impressive!

So here's a wee sneak at what I've been up to! More soon.