Congratulations to Paul Jennings who has been nominated in Photographer of the Year in the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Industry Awards 2019. Vote now!
We asked Paul Jennings the following questions.
Tell us about yourself
I am a photographer and filmmaker. I have done a wide range of work from band portrait shoots to live music videos. I tend to shoot more of a documentary style. On a shoot I try to find the real moments in-between.
Why are you involved in Scottish music?
Yes, I am also a drummer and percussionist. I have been fortunate to play with quite a few trad bands over the years.
Any particular career highlights?
My passion is really to try to create images (still or moving), that are as compelling as possible or that evoke an emotion. An image that you can look at for a long time. If I can do that with any project or for any client, that is always a highlight.
What are your plans for the future?
Keep shooting. Keep learning. Hoping to do my first proper exhibition next year and eventually a book of my photography.
The results of the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Industry Awards will be announced the week of 2nd December online at http://www.scotstradmusicawards.com.
If you wish to attend the final ceremony, tickets are are priced £25 (+ Booking Fee), and Concessions are available. To book please call Aberdeen Music Hall Box Office on 01224 641122, or visit: https://www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/whats-on/all-shows/the-mg-alba-scots-trad-music-awards/2734. Bands performing on Saturday 7th December include Skerryvore, Session A9, Benedict Morris (BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician Award Winner 2019), Heisk, Aberdeenshire Youth Band, Sian, Robyn Stapleton, Mairi Campbell and the Pendulum Band, Susan MacFadyen Scottish Dance Band and more to be announced. There will also be a late night ceilidh after the Awards till 1am.
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