Creative music, promotional, cultural and concert photography. No event or band is too big or too small.
I absolutely love live music; it's always exciting, a little stressful and you are never quite sure what to expect before you arrive at a venue. Often in the age of blinding LED lights, it's a technical problem of excessive colour casts ! Sometimes it is warm beer sprayed from the crowd, other times it's just getting pit access. Personal favourites are outdoor festivals, in particular Glastonbury, which I've been shooting at since 2007 and Africa Oye, here in Liverpool.
I've previously covered Liverpool International Music Festival (LIMF), Boomtown Festival, Glastonbury Festival, Big Chill, Africa Oye, WOMAD, T In The Park, Chester Rocks and the Mathew Street Festivals, the Berlin Love Parade, Warehouse Project, Creamfields, Liverpool Psych Fest and the Love Music Hate Racism festival. Far too many gigs to list - personal highlights include the Wu Tang Clan during their last UK tour. I've also worked as a theatre photographer on a number of occasions - so if you have a show or a tour in the North-West, give me a call and I can cover the dress rehearsal.
I am represented by specialist photography agencies ArenaPAL and Everynight Images and my work has featured in many national and international publications.
Of course, I'm also confident creating brilliant promotional and press photography for your band, whether you need something out on location or in the studio. Orange used one of my Glastonbury images in an above the line advertising campaign. Also, I have shot album covers for the likes of The Wombats and Alun Parry and can pull in a great team of creatives if the budget is right, to create that killer look. I've got access to studio space and can hire props if required.
So please get in touch, if you are a band, agent or promoter and I'll get back to as soon as I can.
David J Colbran has 15 years experience providing commercial photography services, including; PR, conferences, editorial, industrial, business portraits, architectural, public relations, press, news events and commission based projects. He can also supply Liverpool stock photography from an extensive library, which will bring your business services to life.
David holds comprehensive Public & Products Liability insurance and Professional Indemnity insurance at £5M per claim and is a member of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) and holds a full UK press card.
Bringing a fresh approach and creative photography in Liverpool, Merseyside, the North-West and across the UK.
David is available for commissions and assignments, using quality Pro Digital SLR Nikon equipment and provides a quick online image delivery service to all clients. We offer quality commercial photography for brochure and catalogue use, product photography and people PR photography. Also we have a mobile studio to create quality business headshot portraits for you and your team.
Capturing the action and atmosphere of events, large and small, through reportage and news style photography in Liverpool, Merseyside, the North-West and beyond.
Large events have included; Writing on the Wall, Liverpool International Music Festival (LIMF), Boomtown Festival, Glastonbury Festival, Africa Oye, WOMAD, T In The Park, Chester Rocks and the Mathew Street Festivals, the Berlin Love Parade, Warehouse Project, Creamfields, Liverpool Psych Fest and the Love Music Hate Racism festival.
Africa Oye is the UK's largest free African music festival and it just keeps getting better and better. It is an Oye Family now - a solid crew of management and trustees and an audience that knows how to party ! Read more...
An amazing gig that I was lucky enough to be asked to photograph - old friends The Real People and new kids on the block The Cheap Thrills - legendary night. Read more...
"I have employed David for conferences, presentations, social engagements, marketing materials, open days, portrait shots, official document signings amongst many others. David has always been amenable to our sometimes short notice and has delivered our photos in a quick time frame as agreed and sometimes much quicker depending on our needs. He has always been very helpful, he follows and delivers on the brief and is able to give additional value to jobs with minimal briefs. I am more than happy to recommend David and he will no doubt deliver the same quality he provides us."