Photography

I'm a freelance photographer with 9+ years experience. Get in touch if you want photos taking - I'm reliable and affordable.

Over the last nine years I've photographed hundreds of band everywhere... from fields in the middle of nowhere, to chaotic hardcore punk gigs. During this time I also co-founded and was Editor of Push to Fire online music magazine (2008-2012).

Highlights for me so far have included working at Slam Dunk and Groezrock festivals and photographing internationally renowned artists including Jamiroquai, Hugh Masekela, Paloma Faith, Madness, Paramore, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, AFI and Billy Talent. I've had my music photos published in various magazines, newspapers and online by several music zines; most recently my work has been published in John Newman's book 'Revolve' and Kerrang! 

In 2010 I won a Universal Music competition to photograph AFI, and was runner up in the Futuresound Live at Leeds photography contest.

Whilst I love live music photography, I have plenty of experience of other styles. Day to day I coordinate social media activity and digital assets (photography/video/audio) at the University of York. Within my role I regularly take photographs for the University for press (The Yorkshire Post, Art Daily, the Guardian), social media, printed publications, website and campus-based exhibitions.

Videography

My filming and editing experience includes producing interviews for the University of York and the Wellcome Language and Reading project at Oxford. I've worked with students the University of York in 2015 to create a Freshers' Week video (filmed mainly on phones). Music video experience includes producing the Happy Breakdown video for Copasetics and assisting with videos for Bear Trade (Son of the manse and Bleeding Heart Trouble) and Helen Chambers (Caravan).

I'm currently in the process of making a full-length documentary film on gender equality in UK music scenes. My Indiegogo campaign launched in December 2014 and exceeded its target by 61%. I'm always grateful for more support for the project and would love to hear from anyone who is interested in donating music, time, services or funds (please contact me on suzy@suzyska.co.uk). Website coming soon.

Music

Music has always been a massive part of my life. I love it. I've been playing piano since I was 5 and trumpet since I was 10. I can also play melodica and bass guitar and have experience of playing in a couple of bands including reggae/ska/punk band Copasetics (2009-2014) and trumpet in ska punk 8-piece Munky Punch (2003-2006). I'm currently working with some musicians in York, but always open to studio work opportunities - get in touch!