I was pleased to hear of Take That’s decision to reform their original line-up including Robbie Williams and it got me thinking back to when I took some Take That Photos Manchester back in 1995, 15 years ago!! I was booked for the job by their manager at the time Nigel Martin Smith for whom I have worked for a number of years with his model agency Nemesis.
I flew down to London for a early morning shoot at Elstree studios and met the band prior to the shoot they were all lovely and up for different ideas, taking photos for Take That in Manchester or London was no different to any other job, although the pressure was slightly greater due to the subject matter.
I took most of the shots in black and white and sepia with the rain machine working overtime the boys were incredibly patient as they were cold and wet, however I’m proud to say my Take That Photos Manchester have been used time and time again over the last 15 years, in fact my shots were used on the first comeback album and dvd, so I must have done something right!!