The 3rd of The Mill Sessions was last week, and this time featured jazz singer, Becc Sanderson with guitarist Graeme Stephen. As before (see Beth Fouracre at the Mill Sessions and Sean Taylor and the Mill Sessions), time was set aside for me to take photos.
Both were quite relaxed in front of the camera, but Becc knew how to play to it - which was fun for me, as usually I have to spend quite a bit of time getting people to a point where they stop looking like a rabbit in the headlights.
As usual, click on any of the images for a larger version.
Graeme and Becc
Jazz guitarist, Graeme Stephen
Becc Sanderson relaxed in front of the camera
Taking this photo I was practically lying on the floor on my back to get the angle I wanted.
In every photo session, there's always a time when the subject cannot keep a straight face.
Becc's dress, by the way, is a genuine vintage from the 1950s.
I am a photographer, and not a film maker. However, the camera I have does have quite a good movie capability on it, so I recorded one of the songs to give you a taster. This is "Cry Me a River". I especially love the breathy quality as she begins to sing.
If you're up in Scotland for the Edinburgh Festival this summer, then do keep an eye out for Becc who has is doing a show this year.
Meanwhile if you would like to experience more of Becc's singing, then visit her MySpace page here. And you can discover more about Graeme on his website, here