Paddy Boom

Portraits

I met Paddy Boom at an art gallery opening about the teenage years of Basquiat in one of my favourite meetings of all time. I had no idea who he was and was playing a guessing game of who was probably famous in the room, and he mischievously told me later he’d been the drummer for Scissor Sisters. I was mortified but he thought it was hilarious. He invited me to shoot his band Faith at their rehearsal studio a few weeks later and we ended up becoming friends. Paddy is a great guy, and a very enthusiastic and supportive person. I ended up photographing him and his various music outfits a lot since. I shot these photos on the roof of his apartment building in Chelsea to promote one of his shows.

Cate

Portraits

In autumn 2017 I had the pleasure of working with bestselling thriller author Cate Holahan on a book trailer for her novel Lies She Told. We shot the book jacket portrait at her home and had a lively chat about music and the art life. Not only is Cate a respected author, she’s also a talented musician who composed and performed the eerie music for the book trailer herself! She was imaginative and fun and had a terrific sense of humour. I really enjoyed working with her.