Brighton Music Photographer Drummer Dave Cottrell



October 20th 2014

I was totally delighted this week to welcome into the studio the drummer and percussionist Dave Cottrell, who needed to update his photography. Dave works mainly in the theatre and for TV shows like X-Factor, and arrived with a beautiful green DW kit with vintage 70’s Ludwig snare and 80’s Paiste cymbals.

Dave wanted a mix of photography, some with him playing, some just sitting behind the kit, and some headshot style portraits – all looking authentic and non-studio style. I suggested we went with a kind of ‘TV studio/gig/after-gig’ look, but we also spent a few minutes at the end making some classic portraits. He’s ended up with some amazing photography from photoshoot in the studio and I’m very happy to share a few of them here.


“David was fantastic throughout the whole process of getting these shots from the initial emails to the final edits. He got the relaxed style I was after and the whole session was fun and easy. David’s suggestions were spot on and his attention to detail really shows in the final images. Thanks David!” Dave Cottrell








Music photographer Brighton David Myers photographs Drummers, singers, guitarists, bands, bassists, pianists, keyboard players for editorials, magazines, albums, PR, promotional posters in Brighton Sussex and Chichester, Eastbourne, Worthing, Haywards Heath, Burgess Hill, Lewes, London, Croyden, Surrey, Kent, Rye.