If you’ve been to any Ashford music festival or event you are sure to have seen our interviewee this week, Brian Marsh. Brian is always out and about at local events with his camera, snapping some amazing pictures. He has also carried out photoshoots for local bands, and taken many pictures at the AMAC Originals nights at The Glass House.
As well as a keen photographer Brian is also a musician who takes part at open mics, jams and local festivals.
1. Tell us a little about what you do, how long have you been doing this and how did you get started?
I have been interested in photography since my teens, mostly family and pets. Soon after I developed an interest in singers and bands in local pubs and clubs. I have also done many events with Find A Voice, a charity based in Ashford who help adults with speech and communication problems, through disability and physical conditions.
2. Any influences or role models?
Two of the photographers I admire are Linda McCartney who was able to get close to artists such as The Beatles, Hendrix and the Doors, and Robert Mapplethorpe who worked closely with Patti Smith.
3. What’s your greatest or proudest achievement to date?
I can't choose one achievement, but being given access to local festivals like Create and Ashford Festival In The Park, and 80' & 90's Weekenders at Pontins are all high on my list. The weekenders have featured artists like Doctor And The Medics, Toyah and The Fizz.
4. Tell us an interesting fact or funny story about yourself
An amusing fact about myself for you. I have a nickname at work that's dangerous . As in Dangerous Brian. I work in a hospital.
5. How can people find out more about what you do?
I do not have a website, but I post some photos on my Facebook page, and store them online and share them with my clients.