Natalie Curtis

Photographer — Manchester

Name
Natalie Curtis

Where Are You From
Currently based in Manchester. 

Describe your style in three words?
Quiet, disciplined, unexpected.

What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to?
Savages. Circa 2012. Performing in a wooden cage. At a very small venue called The Führer Bunker, which no longer exists, but used to be on an industrial estate in Salford. As well as being an unusual gig, the level of anticipation was exciting, plus they actually lived up to the buzz.

If you could photograph any musician in history?
Trent Reznor. He’s my fave. 

Which subcultures have influenced you?
That of The White Hotel. It’s a hassle to get to, difficult to leave and it’s often open all night. So it has a very specific culture that I like to photograph. 

If you could spend an hour with anyone from history?
Donald Trump. I’m quite obsessed with America and I find their current political situation fascinating. 

Of all the photos you’ve shot so far, which is your favourite?
Blackpool, 11/1/17 is my current favourite. The trip is one of my highlights of this year. I don’t think I’ve ever been so cold and so happy at the same time. The photo is of the Irish Sea view from the guesthouse bed. 

Your greatest unsung hero or heroine in music?
MC Buzz B. He’s ace, but I never hear nor see anything about him. 


Natalie Curtis works as a photographer, recently working with Liam Power and Austin Collings photographing them for their collaborative project 'Blade Jogger'.

Find out more about the project at www.bladejogger2049.com

The first track you played on repeat?
'Prince Charming' - Adam & The Ants
I was too young to even ask my mum to buy it, but it's the first song I remember feeling obsessed with.

A song that defines the teenage you?
‘Columbia' - Oasis
It’s what came into my mind when I tried to remember being a teenager.

One record you would keep forever?
The Velvet Underground & Nico
It’s a classic and I’ve never gotten bored with it.

A song lyric that has inspired you?
"You can’t fire me because I quit!”  - 'Scentless Apprentice' Nirvana
I just like the idea of it.

A song you wished you had written?
I’m so unmusical I’ve never actually thought in terms of wishing I’d written a song.

Best song to turn up loud?
'Immigrant Song’ - Led Zeppelin
It rocks.

A song people wouldn’t expect you to like?
'Livin’ On A Prayer' - Bon Jovi
Best song to sing drunk with other drunk people.

Four new (or any) bands you are listening to now?

Heard a clip of Self Esteem’s 'Your Wife’ online and can’t stop listening to it.

By The Sea. Liam gave me his albums after we worked together. His music is very dreamy and so it's perfect for editing photos to.

This year I made a number of journeys to and from London by National Express. Interpol’s 'Turn On The Bright Lights' suited my mood at the time and became my go to coach music. To the extent that when I saw them perform it live, I associated songs with particular points in the journey. I find that kind of travel relaxing because it’s impossible to do any work, there’s no choice but to relax. Once it was an album for working to, now I put it on at home when I want to chill out.

I also hammered Lana Del Rey’s ‘Honeymoon’ on the coach. I’ve listened to it pretty regularly since it came out and I’m still listening to it. I don’t know why. I should really try and move on to her newest album!

Name
Natalie Curtis

Where Are You From
Currently based in Manchester. 

Describe your style in three words?
Quiet, disciplined, unexpected.

What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to?
Savages. Circa 2012. Performing in a wooden cage. At a very small venue called The Führer Bunker, which no longer exists, but used to be on an industrial estate in Salford. As well as being an unusual gig, the level of anticipation was exciting, plus they actually lived up to the buzz.

If you could photograph any musician in history?
Trent Reznor. He’s my fave. 

Which subcultures have influenced you?
That of The White Hotel. It’s a hassle to get to, difficult to leave and it’s often open all night. So it has a very specific culture that I like to photograph. 

If you could spend an hour with anyone from history?
Donald Trump. I’m quite obsessed with America and I find their current political situation fascinating. 

Of all the photos you’ve shot so far, which is your favourite?
Blackpool, 11/1/17 is my current favourite. The trip is one of my highlights of this year. I don’t think I’ve ever been so cold and so happy at the same time. The photo is of the Irish Sea view from the guesthouse bed. 

Your greatest unsung hero or heroine in music?
MC Buzz B. He’s ace, but I never hear nor see anything about him. 


Natalie Curtis works as a photographer, recently working with Liam Power and Austin Collings photographing them for their collaborative project 'Blade Jogger'.

Find out more about the project at www.bladejogger2049.com

The first track you played on repeat?
'Prince Charming' - Adam & The Ants
I was too young to even ask my mum to buy it, but it's the first song I remember feeling obsessed with.

A song that defines the teenage you?
‘Columbia' - Oasis
It’s what came into my mind when I tried to remember being a teenager.

One record you would keep forever?
The Velvet Underground & Nico
It’s a classic and I’ve never gotten bored with it.

A song lyric that has inspired you?
"You can’t fire me because I quit!”  - 'Scentless Apprentice' Nirvana
I just like the idea of it.

A song you wished you had written?
I’m so unmusical I’ve never actually thought in terms of wishing I’d written a song.

Best song to turn up loud?
'Immigrant Song’ - Led Zeppelin
It rocks.

A song people wouldn’t expect you to like?
'Livin’ On A Prayer' - Bon Jovi
Best song to sing drunk with other drunk people.

Four new (or any) bands you are listening to now?

Heard a clip of Self Esteem’s 'Your Wife’ online and can’t stop listening to it.

By The Sea. Liam gave me his albums after we worked together. His music is very dreamy and so it's perfect for editing photos to.

This year I made a number of journeys to and from London by National Express. Interpol’s 'Turn On The Bright Lights' suited my mood at the time and became my go to coach music. To the extent that when I saw them perform it live, I associated songs with particular points in the journey. I find that kind of travel relaxing because it’s impossible to do any work, there’s no choice but to relax. Once it was an album for working to, now I put it on at home when I want to chill out.

I also hammered Lana Del Rey’s ‘Honeymoon’ on the coach. I’ve listened to it pretty regularly since it came out and I’m still listening to it. I don’t know why. I should really try and move on to her newest album!

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