About a month ago I agreed to take part in giffgaff’s blogger calendar, which has been created to raise funds forÂ Cancer Research. As I said to Heather (social media/PR manager extraordinaire at giffgaff) at the time, it’s not like having your photo taken is going to save the world, but in a small way it feels like I’m being a little more active than signing off a direct debit to be taken out of my bank account.
The concept of the calendar is that we’ve all been photographed in locations relevant to our blogs. I loved being able to show off this place for what it’s become. I started out using it as a platform to talk about social change, and it’s evolved to cover much more.
We did the shoot at BM Soho (the refurbished Blackmarket Records on D’Arblay Street). It’s London’s longest running independent dance music record store that specialises in everything from Electro to Drum & Bass and Dubstep. Basically, it’s my idea of heaven.
Established in 1990, BM Soho has been filling the record boxes of the world’s finest DJs and other music industry professionals for nearly two decades. There’s also an online store that updates daily with new releases, so get yourself over to BM-Soho.com to check it out.
The pictures below weren’t chosen for the calendar, but they give you an idea of how amazing the venue was. When I could drag myself away from the walls of vinyl, I had a blast thanks to the wonderful Paul Clarke, who got some great shots out of just an hour-long session.