Flying high at the o2

I'm completely new to the world of blogging, I tend not to shout about my work too much, but I'm told that's not too good for business........who knew, so here goes.

I was very lucky to be asked to photograph Ben Forster's performance of Jesus Christ Superstar at the o2. Ben himself invited me to document him playing the part he had won on the reality show of the same name a year earlier.

Performing in Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical with Ben were Tim Minchin, Melanie C and Chris Moyles to name a few (obligatory name drops). Having never been behind the scenes at a musical, especially one on this scale, I was surprised to see how relaxed everyone was, and how welcoming they ALL were, I just had to be careful not to get in the way at crucial moments and to make it even more fun backstage it was dark....very very dark, with no flash allowed I had to rely on my experience and equipment to be able to get what I needed and what Ben wanted.

It was a fantastic job, and I managed to make a very good friend in Ben, we have since been to see him play the Phantom in Phantom of the Opera and we have also taken the kids to see him play Elf, they were absolutely thrilled when they were able to go back and meet him in his dressing room, a lovely guy.

Strangely my wife persuaded me that I needed an assistant on this job, the only time she has ever been so persistent......she was a huge Spice Girls fan so nothing to do with meeting Mel C......nothing at all.

JE