It is always a privilege to photograph musicians and something I look forward to tremendously when I get the chance.   The instruments themselves are beautiful to capture and when they are played with such expertise and distinction, it is so very easy to get lost in the music.  There has been many a time when I’ve had to draw  back and remind myself I’ve a task to do, attempting to capture the beauty and energy in a frozen, silent image.

” “I work for Nottingham Youth Orchestra (NYO). Ali has covered numerous concerts and rehearsals for NYO . Ali has delivered amazing photos from relaxed back stage to formal on stage images. Ali has the rare ability to make those in front of the camera feel at ease, creating those much sought after off guard shots that capture special moments in time. We have used many of Ali’s images over the years for marketing projects, social media, flyers and programmes and also simply for memories of our concerts. Professional, reliable and talented.”

Images that become keys and have the power to transport you back to a time or place, a person or feeling.  Great photos that remind us of how things are and were, evoking feelings, making us value how things are now and how things change.