Burnski for Future Music Magazine
A few months ago I found myself again in Leicester for a photoshoot. This time instead of being at the King Power Stadium, I parked at the home of the Leicester Tigers as the producer I was photographing lives just down the road. I was in Leicester this time to photograph the amazing producer Burnski. If you haven’t heard Burnski, I definitely recommend you check him out.
Whenever I do a photoshoot for Future Music Magazine, there are always a few things that I need to be sure that I capture. The magazine, besides the interviews, is very focused on the gear and the workspace that these DJ’s and producers work in. So I need to ensure that I capture the workspace, the setup, and then the equipment itself..being sure to look out for anything different of unusual. Whenever I am doing a photoshoot and the interview isn’t taking place at the same time, I ask if there is any specific pieces of equipment that they are going to talk about in the interview. This allows me to make sure that I have photographs for the magazine of anything specific that they might talk about in the interview.
Typically, when the interview isn’t taking place at the same time, I have a chat with the artist for awhile and take photos of the workspace and equipment right then. This works out well as they can point out different things and I then photograph it. It also gives us time to talk and start building a bit of rapport before it’s time to take some portraits. With Burnski, he had the most organised studio I have ever been in. Everything was perfect. I am not sure if he did that just for me, but after meeting him and getting to know him, I think he is just a very organised person and keeps his studio that way and that probably gives him the space he needs to create his awesome music. He also had a nice piano upstairs that we took some shots at as well.
All in all it was a really cool, and reasonably quick shoot. After the studio shots, we did a few portraits at the piano and then in the studio and then I was on my way! I forgot to get a selfie though. 🙁
Anyways, here are the tear sheets as they appeared in Future Music Magazine and then a selection of shots from the shoot to follow.
The Tear Sheets:
So that’s it! It was a really fun, easy, and quick shoot! Burnski was brilliant to work with, and his studio goes down as the cleanest and most organised studio I have photographed…and it was actually quite spacious for how much stuff was in there. Be sure to check him out as well!
Everything was shot with my Fuji X-T2 camera and the 16-55 2.8 lens. I have been using my longer lens a lot lately, but even though the studio was spacious, it wasn’t big enough for the longer lens. When I used lighting, it was one Elinchrom Quadra Ranger shot through a large octobox… and that’s it!
Till next time! If you need awesome photos, you know what to do. 😀