‘That’s what MC-ing is. It’s called mic controller. You interact and communicate with people; you make them smile, make them feel good. That’s the art of it, communicating with people, bringing people together through music. That’s what we do.’
From drum and bass and jungle to the classic garage styley, MC-ing has created a culture and community within the UK's music scene and now more than ever, due to grime’s renaissance, it has become one of the most documented sub cultures to date. Microphone check explores the people behind the sound, recording portraits of those involved with the scene and images capturing the true essence of what happens behind the on-stage bravado. I wanted to capture the moments in preparation, before the MC gets on stage, taps the mic two times and says, ‘Microphone Check’.
Here are some of the spreads in my zine Microphone Check , If you'd like a copy, drop me a message and I can send one over!