Newcastle Photographer and Content Creator, Mandy Charlton, Always on a quest for adventure, often seen on buses, trains and planes. On a quest to be happier and healthier. Lives in Newcastle with her 3 cats, Iris, Maggie and Arthur. Loves good vibes, musicals and cakes. Full time professional wedding photographer in the north east of england alongside content creator on Tiktok, Instagram and Facebook

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Villain Thomas, My Other Life, Yes I am cool actually!

I always wanted to photograph bands, it's what the cool kids were doing when I was photographing cute babies and children, something which I absolutely love and feel no need to apologise.  The thing is that I'd just never had the opportunity to photograph a band but I knew one day I would and on that day I would be pretty darn fantastic!  Now anyone who knows me knows I am the queen of a quirky concept, really I think it's probably more that I am the Queen of Quirky but what the hey I'm not going to complain.

So a couple of months ago I received an interesting opportunity, would I like to photograph one of Newcastles rising stars, would I like to photograph the awesome Villain Thomas, aye said she, lets go to a nature reserve on a late afternoon for soft hazy light, well that sort of didn't happen and we ended up at St Mary's Island at mid-day in glaring sunshine clambering over rocks with tons of camera gear, situation and lighting not so perfect but you work with what you've got so I rocked it, well just a little bit, it's taken me a long time to be so confident in my own work but I'm way past the stage of asking if it's good enough.

and so there you have it, an afternoon spent in the company of uber cool band Villain Thomas, I love them, they're having a launch for their EP "The Waters" on April 27th at 8pm at As You Like It, Jesmond, I'll be there photographing it along with a few other photographers but come down, by a copy of the EP, it's pretty awesome stuff!

and onwards to the future and my involvement with another North East Band, a band who are so close to breaking it that it's untrue, I love, adore and cherish this band and think they're quite the coolest thing since sliced bread and I'm not just saying this, I've seen them play live several times now, I have the EP, I know the words to the songs, my husband and I danced to their music just last weekend.  Yesterday they made the official announcement that we're going to be working together and I was so excited that I ran around the house squealing.  We have such big plans for amazing shoots, My Other Life, here I come....  I know it seems like they're just a footnote but you watch this space because this is going to be big!


Rebekah said...

My favourite is the one when they are all on the bench with their eyes closed and flower pots above their heads!

canvas artwork said...

im liking your work, good job.

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