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About me

I'm an internationally published London-based music photographer specialising in portrait, live and reportage photography. I shoot for a range of clients including Q Magazine, MOJO, ES Magazine and Mixmag as well as a variety of record labels in the UK. I have shot marketing and press campaigns for a number of brands, including Sony's 2013/2014 European campaign with The Script for their new headphones.


  • Fashion
  • Advertising
  • Art Direction
  • Art Photography
  • Commercial Photography
  • Digital Imaging
  • Photojournalism
  • Picture Editing
  • Retouching
  • Documentary
  • Editorial
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop
  • Lightroom

Work history



Carsten Windhorst Photography

Jan 2007
  • Developing ideas and concepts for photo shoots • planning, organising, art directing and shooting a variety of fashion, portrait, reportage, live and event features for high-end consumer magazines, including Q Magazine, GQ Magazine, MOJO, Mixmag, WIRED and ES Magazine • liaising with picture editors/directors, art directors, stylists and make-up artists to discuss the brief for each shoot • booking photo studios & locations and hiring lighting equipment • shooting ‘making of’ and ’behind the scenes’ videos • producing music videos Notable projects/assignments • 2013/2014 European marketing for Sony Headphones featuring The Script • Carte Noire Cafe press campaign featuring TV personalities Jayne Middlemiss & Alison Hammond • Björk - ‘Biophilia’ world tour campaign + tour book • Feature shoots with Pixie Lott for Batiste, Lipsy and Pandora sponsored collaborations • ES Magazine - multiple features including The Fashion Crasher • Video Stills for Pixie Lott, Sam Smith, Rixton, The Vamps, Matchbox 20, Stereophonics to name but a few • Rihanna - ‘777 Tour’, official tour photographer for all UK media • Lady Gaga - Q Magazine (voted one of Q Magazine’s best photos of the past 25 years) • Tom Jones - 2009/2010 world tour campaign + tour book • Willy Moon - ‘Yeah Yeah’ debut single cover • Example + DJ Wire - ‘Playlist’ CD cover • Simple Minds - ‘5 x5 LIVE’ album artwork photography + European festival poster • Stereophonics - two ‘Making of the video’ mini documentaries [videography] • Jonathan & Charlotte (Britain’s Got Talent) - album cover and press campaign • Laura Wright - album cover and press campaign • Official photographer at the Q Awards (2008-2014), Empire Awards (2014), Kerrang! Awards (2014) • Official photographer at Universal Music’s 2014 BRITS Party in association with Soho House • Property photography for Sanctum Serviced Luxury Apartments in London