Mads Perch is a Danish born, London based music photographer, shooting for various style and music magazines. He also works exclusively with bands producing press shots and record sleeves. We asked him to pick 5 of his favourite pictures from recent years and give us a little rendition of what they mean to him.
The Bug: It was the week before his release of 'London Zoo,' I went to meet him at his studio in Hackney. He told me how he used to live in his studio when he first got it, I looked around and couldn’t help thinking how passionate he must have been to fulfill his dream of becoming a musician. Half a year later and I am still not tired of listening to his record, a small master piece indeed!
Sinden: I met Sinden for the first time when I went down south to photograph him for his first ever editorial in i-D magazine. I soon after realized that I was photographing one of the nicest people I ever worked with. We spent three hours searching every possible place to try and find the best possible location for the shoot. In the end Graeme mentioned an old building site by the docks and that’s how this image came about. He later told me that the piece i-D did on him kickstarted his whole career.
Gold Panda: I met Dervin on a shoot for Nylon Magazine a few weeks back. It was one of those nice sunny afternoons where London felt at it’s best, and we walked and talked our way around shoreditch while trying to find a good spot. In the end the double exposure shots became my favorites. Keep an eye out for this young man he is very talented and I am sure we are going to hear a lot more from him in the near future.
James Murphy: I met James Murphy two years ago on a shoot I was doing for Dummy Magazine. We had a nice chat about cameras and the fact that I was still shooting film impressed him. He told me about his nice little collection of pocket cameras and the small diaries of photos he kept from his travels. What a nice afternoon in the company with Mr. Murphy himself.
Skream: I was doing a feature for the German magazine Groove. A few weeks earlier I went to one of the early Dubstep Nights, I had no idea what it was really about. The sounds absolutely blew me away and still today, two years later I still think Skream is one of my favorites within the dubstep scene.
HUGE thanks go to Mads for letting us use his wonderful photographs.