Sheffield Music Promo

Musician Promo Photography

Mark Stoney Swarm

Music Single Artwork Project

A little look at some musician promo photography I produced earlier in the year for musician Mark Stoney to promote his single release Swarm featuring Sheffield hiphop & afro fusion artist Franz Von.

In Marks words “Swarm is about cycles of evolution, uprising, dissent, order & chaos, along with the connection and unity of movement in nature. Each individual element of the swarm has a part to play in the bigger dance”

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Polaroid Portrait Photography

Swarm Mark Stoney


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The lyrics from the song feature the line ” Particles starting to form, into a swarm” . I used this as inspiration to create an idea to show our connection with nature.

The single cover was created using a still (very grainy) image of Mark, I developed it in this way to make it blend easier with the additional tiny birds that were added in to create movement and energy within the portrait. This was a lot of fun to work on, even if it did make my eyes go a little funny towards the end.

I produced a mixture of simple black and white portraits to accompany the cover, along with some polaroids. Oh and a Sharpie over some Polaroids, the less technical and more therapeutic version of Photoshop!

Swarm Single Cover

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This was a lot of fun to work on, and I feel really honoured to have been involved in a beautiful project with such a talented group of artists.

The track has an accompanying (incredible) video that be viewed HERE

If you have an upcoming project you would like to promote and are looking for some creative musician promo photography to compliment it, I would love to chat to you. Please get in touch HERE


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