Status Quo and Flawes guitarist, Freddie Edwards, plays guitar on a smoke-filled stage, by Nottingham based music photographer Karina Lyburn.

"I think people who truly can live a life in music are telling the world, 'You can have my love, you can have my smiles. Forget the bad parts, you don't need them. Just take the music, the goodness, because it's the very best, and it's the part I give most willingly',"
– George Harrison

Music and photography, for me, go hand in hand; marrying two of my greatest interests together to create something truly memorable.  Inspired by the music photographers of the 1960s who worked with grainy black and white film, I work discreetly to capture the juxtaposition between the quiet contemplation of backstage and the mania and pizazz of performance.


"Working with Karina Lyburn was an absolute pleasure; she was professional, personable and well able to judge the mood of the band.  Karina's approach was neither too distracting nor too distant which resulted in some wonderfully natural photos both on and backstage." - The Sons of Pitches, winners of BBC2's 'The Naked Choir'

Three members of The Sons of Pitches get ready to perform, sorting out their in-ears and discussing final preparations in their dressing room, by Nottingham based music photographer Karina Lyburn.
Keane lead singer, Tom Chaplin, performs at Leicester De Montfort Hall, by Nottingham based music photographer Karina Lyburn.
Singer James Matthews performs on stage in Glasgow, by Nottingham based music photographer Karina Lyburn.
Seth Lakeman plays violin on stage in Nottingham surrounded by light, by Nottingham based music photographer Karina Lyburn.
Keane lead singer, Tom Chaplin, performs at Leicester De Montfort Hall, by Nottingham based music photographer Karina Lyburn.
The Sons of Pitches thank the crowd and take their final bow on stage at Derby Guildhall Theatre, by Nottingham based music photographer Karina Lyburn.
James Matthews and Dave Baker perform 'Hide Your Halo' on the set of their music video surrounded by fire and sparks, by Nottingham based music photographer Karina Lyburn.
Musician Max Bianco sits in the band's van, enjoying some downtime, by Nottingham based music photographer Karina Lyburn.
Double bass player James Lindsay of Breabach leans on his double bass deep in thought, by Nottingham based music photographer Karina Lyburn.
Five of The Sons of Pitches stand in a circle in their dressing room to complete vocal warm ups, by Nottingham based music photographer Karina Lyburn.
Drummer Liam Broad in performance with Summerlin, in front of a wall of Peavey amps, by Nottingham based music photographer Karina Lyburn.
Guitarist Pete Maksymiw in rehearsals with Lacey crouches down to tune his guitar and monitor his pedals, surrounded by cables, by Nottingham based music photographer Karina Lyburn.
Guitarist Pete Maksymiw in rehearsals with Lacey, wearing a grey top and with a white guitar, by Nottingham based music photographer Karina Lyburn.
James Matthews makes notes on the setlist for performance, by Nottingham based music photographer Karina Lyburn.
Freddie Edwards faces the crowd for his guitar solo, while James Matthews turns away from the audience, by Nottingham based music photographer Karina Lyburn.
Sam Fryer of the band Palma Violets, in a hat and playing a cream guitar, on a blue and white lit smoke-filled stage, by Nottingham based music photographer Karina Lyburn.
Lias Saoudi of Fat White Family holds the mic stand aloft on stage, by Nottingham based music photographer Karina Lyburn.
Max Bianco, wearing a leather jacket, smiles and plays acoustic guitar onstage, surrounded by lights, by Nottingham based music photographer Karina Lyburn.
Pete Maksymiw, spotlit, with arms up turns his back, by Nottingham based music photographer Karina Lyburn.
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