Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Cindy Frey - Girl At The Rock Show 2

This is a video I made for Belgian Photographer and tattoo artist, Cindy Frey.

It was shot at the opening night of her expo and book launch for her new book titled "Girl At The Rock Show 2". This video also features fellow photographer Aga Hairesis, who was invited to exhibit her work for the first time along side Cindy's.

Cindy is a somebody who I have always looked up to and been inspired by. Not only by her photography, but by her work ethic and her personality to. She is always doing something creative, be it shooting photos of a show, taking photos with her phone, tattooing somebody, putting on a exhibition or releasing a book. Cindy. Works. Hard.
Cindy is one of my dearest friends and has supported me so much with my photography, I'm really glad to be able to do her this small favour in return.


Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Autism Success Formula: Webisode 2

Here is the second webisode for Autism Success Formula, further showing what the company does. This is focussed on somebody who was struggling in work and has been helped by ASF to turn things around and sustain employment.

Video by Sam Barker
Music: Ideals - Eyes Open

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Aurora, First Birthday

Here's a video I made for Aurora Bar & Restaurant capturing their 1st Birthday Celebration night.
Congratulations to Aurora on a fantastic first year, and all the best for the forthcoming ones.

Video soundtrack: 
Ideals, Significant Other


Fun fact: Aurora is one of the locations which Nick Williamson & I filmed in when we made the music video for Ideals, "Eyes Open".
It was shot around 9 months before Aurora was open, when the place was just a shell.
Here's the video below.

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Yoji - Sure Thing (Cover)

Here is the live video I made of Yoji & The Fearless Rhythm Section, performing their cover of the well known Miguel song titled "Sure Thing".

I had originally gone to the trouble of doing some extras for these guys on top of filming and editing, I created the band their own YouTube channel, and spent some time uploading all four of the songs recorded during this session as individual videos, as a favour to them.

Unfortunately there were some disputes within the band, and somewhere during this, the YouTube channel (along with all the videos) was deleted.

So I have re-uploaded this one as it is my personal favourite from the session.

If any other bands/singers/musicians out there would like a similar video made, please get in touch for a reasonable quote.


Filmed and edited by Sam Barker.

Recorded live at Pioneer Studios in Colchester, Essex in October 2013.

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Autism Success Formula

This is brief introduction video to provide an insight into a company called Autism Success Formula who I have been working for over the past couple of months as a job coach.
More webisodes to follow in the near future.

Filmed and edited by Sam Barker
Music: Ideals - Eyes Open

Monday, 11 November 2013

Ian Puleston-Davies

Ian Puleston-Davies by Sam Barker
Camera: Kershaw 110, medium format film

This is a shot I took in December last year which I only just got developed. There is more sentiment here than I first realised when I sat down and started thinking about what I could say about this photo, so here it goes...

When my Grandma's attic was being cleared out in autumn last year, they stumbled across a Kershaw 110 folding camera. This basic but well made medium format camera was introduced back in 1954. This particular one belonged to my Grandfather, who I never actually met.
Nobody had any idea if the camera was in working condition, naturally I just threw a film in and took it on the road with me. 

One particularly busy part of late last year, I had to go from my photography exhibition opening night in Kortrijk, Belgium, all the way through to Manchester back in the UK the following morning for a couple of days work on the last stop of the Britain's Got Talent tour. Being the last stop of a long tour of course meant all us crew going out for a few to many drinks to celebrate afterwards.

Following these mad few days/weeks, being in MCR for the first time in a while and refusing to give into a hangover, I got in touch with my friend Ian Puleston-Davies who works on Coronation Street as the role of Owen Armstrong to see if he was in the city, he kindly invited me down to Granada Studios for lunch with him.

During lunch I must have pulled the Kershaw camera out of my pocket to show Ian at some point and as he knows my family well, I told the story behind it.
After we had caught up and eaten the appropriate hangover curing foods, to my surprise he gave me a private tour of THE Coronation Street we all know to well. 
Genuinely I cant remember who suggested the idea to shoot this photo, not only was I thinking about it but let's be honest... Ian loves the camera.

Two things that I especially love about this, firstly the film grain. Second, if you look closely on the bus stop sign behind Ian, you can read "Coronation Street".
 Not many photos from this film came out, luckily this is one of them.


Sunday, 20 October 2013

Fresh Daily

New York MC's and DJ's Fresh Daily, Scienze, Chuck Le Garcon and King I Divine along side Ipswich's Booda French, Chrome & Ill inspired performing live at the last ever Rapsploitation Session at The Swan Pub in Ipswich on 16/10/13.
Thanks to all who came along, and to everybody who attended any of the previous Rapsploitation Sessions over the past 7 years.
Here's the edit I made below...

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Sprocket 3

This one was taken soon after exiting the Euro Tunnel when me, my brother and a friend drove to Belgium to pick up all the prints from my exhibition at The Cindy Frey art Gallery at the beginning of January. Taken with the Sprocket Rocket on 35mm film.