For more than a decade, David Phillips has been the photographer whose unique style and classic shots of drummers have produced some incredible, iconic images of these amazing artists.
A Drummer’s Perspective is all about drummers playing live and features photos taken at some of the most amazing rock concerts and festivals. From stadiums to arenas, and drum festivals to clubs, the photos in this book get up close to the action and will give you a unique perspective and inside view on drummers and their world.
David has been lucky to work with many of the worlds most respected and influential drummers, often finding himself getting special access at concerts. From backstage to side stage, behind the drummers to looking down from above, David has brought together a collection of shots which give a unique insight to drummers, their playing and their world.
As a drummer himself, David is able to truly understand and connect with his subject particularly when working in live environments. Working in Artist Relations has given him unprecedented access to a remarkable array of musicians and bands from all musical genres and styles.
David is a self taught lensman who has carved a niche for himself capturing all that the world of drumming has to offer from the glamorous to the gritty with big doses of excitement and realism thrown in.
He has self published two books, A Drummer’s Perspective (2010) and From The Riser: A Drummers Perspective II (2016) and his images have been used in magazines worldwide.