B.R.U.M DJ Academy Press photoshoot with Ciaran Gilligan & Attack & Release

Adam Markham (half of De Contrebande, owner of FIDGET & B.R.U.M DJ Academy) asked me if I would do some press shots for some of his DJ's at The B.R.U.M DJ Academy - Birmingham's first academy platform for young aspiring Dj's. Adam and I have worked together many times before as I used to do a lot of photography for his Fidget night, so it was really lovely of him to approach me for this.


With some strategic planning and coordination, Adam managed to arrange to get 7 of the DJs to the studio for a day of portrait photography. The plan was to shoot 3 looks for each DJ so they could use them for self-promotion on social media, Soundcloud, official imagery for promoters and press releases etc.


I had a rough idea of how we were going to shoot for the day and set up a few sets ready for their arrival. As soon as the first DJ arrived we got started straight away as we had a lot to get through. The shoot was a great success, the guys had changes of looks and were ready to put their own stamp on their photos plus they were all full of energy for the duration which really helped keep us going... along with some tunes playing in the background!


Here are Ciaran Gilligan and Attack & Release's published images and samples of how they have used them so far. It's brilliant to see they've used them and amazing to see they have both had bookings too! I'm looking forward to seeing how the rest of the DJs have used their images too, I'll do another blog as soon as I collect some examples.


Please check out their Facebook and Soundcloud to hear their music too :)


If you'd like to book a DJ Portrait / Press Shoot please contact me.




Ciaran Gilligan



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Attack & Release




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