Travis // The SSE Hydro // Glasgow, Scotland
What a way to finish off 2016...
I originally thought I'd be finishing the year off photographing The 1975 which would have been a great way on its own but what can I say? I topped that. A quick phonecall an hour before doors opened for The 1975 I received a phone call asking if I was available to photograph Travis as they headlined their biggest show in Glasgow at The SSE Hydro, pretty cool huh?! To make things better I presented my work and I was asked to cover the whole show and behind the scenes which was an absolute honour to do.
It was an incredible experience to watch Travis perform to such a big home crowd, one of those bands who have hits after hits after hits that you didn't know they sang them... I'm pretty sure I was singing louder than the band behind the lens. Something that I will never forget though and simply finished off 2016 perfect for me was when lead singer Fran Healy approached me just after I arrived to introduce himself to me, not the other way round. He introduced himself as a fan of my work and to thank me for coming along, I still sit and think... "nahhhhhh that never happened" but it did. Thank you Fran and thank you to the rest of the guys Andy, Dougie and Neil, you were extremely open and warm with me photographing intimate moments, you made it a night to remember for me.