29 July 2010 – Last week the guys from We Are The Ocean were recording some new material at Stakeout Studios and I joined them for two of the days.

I really had a super cool time with the guys and loved watching them work and do what they do best. I have been a fan of their stuff for a while now and got slightly over excited hearing the new tracks being put together and they are definitely going to be accepted well. The guys are also just nice down to earth guys and we shared a load of laughs as well as did some crazy bridge jumping into the Thames river which we filmed and I will post when I get a chance.

Anyway, during the two days I photographed some behind the scenes stuff of their process while making sure not to get in the way of what they were doing and although its quite a hard environment to work with in regards to lighting, it is also one of my favourites just to be in.

Check these guys out if you don’t know them because their stuff is great and they deserve support to keep them doing what they do. In the mean time these are a few of the shots from our time together that I like. The lighting in studio is so different from each room and angle with a mix of cold and warm lighting as well as daylight coming through the windows so I thought that these would be best as black and white.

13 replies
  1. Tigger says:

    I knew you are good in live music photography but these pics are stunning. Pics in BW are timeless & create a smooth atmosphere in this recording session. Like it :)

  2. James says:

    DUDE, how rad are these. SO jealous that you spent time with WATO. They also lucky you took pics of them. Keep it up.

  3. Byron Rode Photography says:

    Dude, I absolutely love these – I think these are probably my most favourite shots of yours ever, even more than the Muse stuff I think! You not only captured the mood and vibe of what its like being in studio, but these are so crisp and the B&W just screams out Rock and Roll.


  4. Dean Jones says:

    Two mindblowingly special talents working on a project together (Marcus and We Are The Ocean). I love it. You’re an inspiration. Welcome to London.

  5. richy says:

    Really great set of photos. Was inspired to check out the band after hearing the music in the video you posted on your blog – stunning album. Will try and get to see them on tour, thanks for the intro! :)

  6. Martha says:

    so incredibly jealous how much time you get to spend with we are the ocean, they’re such an amazing band, these photographs are incredible. :))

  7. Maya says:

    Oh my, I’m in love! :D I really really like them.. I adore that they are in black and white, makes them so intense! GOOD job ^^

  8. Leigh says:

    Marcus friend, these are probably the most amazing pics I have seen of yours…well I have many but I love these!

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