Duncan Stafford

Photography — Elderslie

Name
Duncan Stafford

Where are you from?
I was born in Elderslie just outside Glasgow.

Describe your style in three words?
Black White & fuzzy.

If you could photograph anyone from history?
Salvador Dali had such a great look and presence, if he was busy I'd settle for Muhammed Ali.

Another you? What job would you have done?
I always wanted to front a band. I think I am quite introverted however put a mic in my hand and I'm off as soon as the people are listening.

Which photographers inspire your work?
Jim Marshall is probably my favourite photographer. He captured the rise of the hippy movement in San Francisco at the end of the '60s. It's an incredible piece of documentary photography, really transports you.

Don McCullin for his conflict photography, so powerful that the Sunday Times magazine stopped using his work.

Miron Zownir is another favourite. He captured a very dark side of New York in the '70s, it's otherworldly.

You could photograph any three bands on the same bill?
Not sure about what order they would appear, however, The Cramps, The Doors and Beethoven.

What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to?
It was the Cramps when they played Glasgow Barrowlands sometime in the 90's I think.


Duncan Stafford is a freelance photographer based in the UK, you can see more of his work at www.duncanstaffordphotography.com.

First track you played on repeat?
I think that was probably 'The Eagle' by Abba.

One record you would keep forever?
'Electric Ladyland' by Jimi Hendrix. 'Voodoo Chile' on that album is insanely good.

A song that defines the teenage you?
I was really into Heavy Metal during my teens and listened to loads of AC/DC so maybe 'Livewire' from the album 'High Voltage'.

Best song to start a party?
'Indian On A Stump' by the Balfa Brothers, if this doesn't move your feet you ain't got any!

Best song to end an all nighter?
'Is It Raining In Your Mouth' by the Fat White Family.

A song lyric that has inspired you?
"Wasn't born to follow."

From 'Wasn't Born To Follow' by The Byrds.

A song you wished you had written?
Same as above, it's my all time favourite track, one I never tire of listening to.

Four new bands you are listening to now?

'Bad Breeding' from Stevenage.

'Shame' from South London.

Not really new but the new 'Black Angels' album is probably the best they've done.

Again not a new band but I'm addicted to the 'Brian Jonestown Massacre' at the moment.

Name
Duncan Stafford

Where are you from?
I was born in Elderslie just outside Glasgow.

Describe your style in three words?
Black White & fuzzy.

If you could photograph anyone from history?
Salvador Dali had such a great look and presence, if he was busy I'd settle for Muhammed Ali.

Another you? What job would you have done?
I always wanted to front a band. I think I am quite introverted however put a mic in my hand and I'm off as soon as the people are listening.

Which photographers inspire your work?
Jim Marshall is probably my favourite photographer. He captured the rise of the hippy movement in San Francisco at the end of the '60s. It's an incredible piece of documentary photography, really transports you.

Don McCullin for his conflict photography, so powerful that the Sunday Times magazine stopped using his work.

Miron Zownir is another favourite. He captured a very dark side of New York in the '70s, it's otherworldly.

You could photograph any three bands on the same bill?
Not sure about what order they would appear, however, The Cramps, The Doors and Beethoven.

What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to?
It was the Cramps when they played Glasgow Barrowlands sometime in the 90's I think.


Duncan Stafford is a freelance photographer based in the UK, you can see more of his work at www.duncanstaffordphotography.com.

First track you played on repeat?
I think that was probably 'The Eagle' by Abba.

One record you would keep forever?
'Electric Ladyland' by Jimi Hendrix. 'Voodoo Chile' on that album is insanely good.

A song that defines the teenage you?
I was really into Heavy Metal during my teens and listened to loads of AC/DC so maybe 'Livewire' from the album 'High Voltage'.

Best song to start a party?
'Indian On A Stump' by the Balfa Brothers, if this doesn't move your feet you ain't got any!

Best song to end an all nighter?
'Is It Raining In Your Mouth' by the Fat White Family.

A song lyric that has inspired you?
"Wasn't born to follow."

From 'Wasn't Born To Follow' by The Byrds.

A song you wished you had written?
Same as above, it's my all time favourite track, one I never tire of listening to.

Four new bands you are listening to now?

'Bad Breeding' from Stevenage.

'Shame' from South London.

Not really new but the new 'Black Angels' album is probably the best they've done.

Again not a new band but I'm addicted to the 'Brian Jonestown Massacre' at the moment.

Duncan Stafford, Music sub-cultures

A Day In The Life - Fat White Family by Duncan Stafford

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