“Alex Lake shot over 60 portraits in just over an hour in our photo studio backstage at the Q Awards at London’s Roundhouse. For context, we usually shoot one portrait a day, so it was very hectic indeed. Still, the impromptu studio became a hangout for old friends catching up as well as artists meeting for the first time. Despite the frantic pace, everything ran smoothly with many special moments, such as Blondie and M.I.A. asking us politely if they could come and have their picture taken together. All told, a very successful, if fairly atypical Q shoot.”
Picture this! Alex Lake photographs Debbie Harry backstage at the Q Awards, 2 November, 2016.