Band photo of UK rock group The Horse Heads

Music photography

Based in London, I create promotional images and band portraits for musicians from across the South East of England.


Artist portraits

Singer portrait of musician Anna Pancaldi in London

Singer-songwriter Anna Pancaldi photographed in North London.

Music is a deeply personal craft, and I work with artists to create an image that reflects their character. Musicians require catchy images that play upon audience expectation to create something both familiar and striking.

When working with musicians, I’ll get to know them a little, as well as listening to their music closely and asking them about what they want from the shoot. I edit the final image carefully to exemplify the individual’s look.

Portrait of UK DJ dbSurfeit by music photographer Josh J

London electronica artist dbSurfeit.

Artist portraits – Client review

‘Working’ with Josh was a pleasure, even though I’m usually much more comfortable behind the camera. Our session was relaxed and unhurried, and the results exceeded all my expectations.


Posted by Dave Parrett on Monday, 15 June 2015


Band photography

Band photo of UK rock group The Horse Heads by London music photographer Josh J.

London alt rock group The Horse Heads photographed in East London.

I work with groups to create photographs that uniquely express their sound. Normally a band will come to me with an idea for a mood or image, but sometimes I work straight from their music. I’ll listen to their work and use it to inspire a photoshoot that indicates their genre whilst playing upon the uniqueness of the group.

Band photo of UK rock group by London music photographer Josh J.

London rock band The Lyeburns photographed on the South Bank.

Band photography – Client review

I found Josh’s photography service through word of mouth and used his service to help promote my band through a photography shoot. Josh was a really creative and talented photographer to work with. He helped us to conceptualise our strategy for our images and supported us creatively to achieve a really unique portfolio of images that have helped us to distinctly set ourselves apart from other upcoming British bands.


There was also a really quick turn around from the shoot to the end product and Josh’s service involved digitally touching up our images to a really high standard. The quality of work we received for the price was unbelievably good. I would definitely hire Josh’s service again for future shoots.


– Emily Bailey, musician and VJ in London


Live performance photography

Live concert photo of London musician Anna Pancaldi under the spotlight

Singer-songwriter Anna Pancaldi performing live in Camden, London.

Capturing an artist in concert requires the photographer to suggest the unique ambiance of the performance whilst maintaining the artist’s established image. I will always make time to capture the audience’s response, as the presence of an audience is what makes a live gig unique and unrepeatable.

Interested? Get in touch using the details below. I’ll normally respond within 24 hours.