Musicians Photographer Boyd Gilmour

This is an area of my work and an environment that I am most comfortable in as for many years I was a professional musician. I studied percussion at the Royal Academy of Music and freelanced with all of the major symphony orchestras in London for many years before taking up a position at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden.

It was at Covent Garden that my interest in photography developed and led me to developing a successful photography business based here in Northampton.

I now enjoy working with my former musical colleagues capturing their images at concerts,  in my studio or on location. I still get to go for a curry with the lads which was the part of life as a professional musician and now photographer that I enjoy most.

Musicians are a wonderful breed of people. It is their sense of humour and since I share their outlook on life and the ridiculous, I believe I am well placed to capture a unique insight into them in my work.

My most recent work has been photographing the BBC Concert Orchestra and their conductor Barry Wordsworth for the BBC Proms Brochure.

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