Head Of Photography
Lisa is an internationally published photographer forming one half of Billibee Creative. She has a tremendous passion for rock music and photography and loves to combine both as often as she can. When not at gigs, Lisa can be found working alongside PR companies, agencies, festival organisers as well as managing a local band. With her full time job,and working in the Billibee Creative Studio, this sure makes for a very busy Lisa ….. #lovemylife
Born and raised in the birthplace of heavy metal I’ve always had a passion for the genre; a fanaticism which has taken me on countless adventures performing in several bands with my friends. Along the way I picked up a camera and instead focused my energy on capturing the many talented musicians surrounding me before joining Midlands Metalheads in April 2017. As a photographer I really enjoy giving smaller bands the spotlight they deserve.
I developed a love of rock since Alice Cooper first told us that ‘Schools Out’ and I have had a passion for photography since I first picked up a camera in the mid 70s. I’ve been combining the two for a couple of years in and and around South Wales. I’m keen to help new and upcoming rock bands on their way and I’m often seen around Cardiff supporting the local scene. Rock is a wide genre, and although I love it all, my heart leans towards classic rock.
They call me Manny I’m a 60’s baby so grew up listening to the 70’s and 80’s. At school in the 70’s I found Rock music and click I’ve loved it ever since. I have vivid memories of going to ‘concerts’ with ‘Vic’, my old mate Bruce, whilst we were still at Boarding School…Of walking back from the Manchester Apollo to Buxton, and managing to hitch a lift over the foggy moors as we’d missed the last train back due to watching Alice Cooper….
Hi, I’m Rob, a now retired BT chappie who belongs to Lisa! Since departing the telecoms scene my main interest has become photography, which to date has been mainly centred around live music. Although I am more at home working in the studio that Lisa and I have, I really do enjoy the challenge of festival work (oh, those long hours!), where the MMH family excels and is much respected. I also work with Lisa offering support to local bands as they launch into the music business.
As a teenager, I was watching Top of the Pops and Suzie Q came on and from then on I loved heavy music (and Girls) but only as a follower, then 6 years ago I enrolled on a Fine Art Photography course and became a photographer. After watching the film The Expendables and hearing the closing tune, Diamond Eyes from Shinedown I became a fan, got tickets to see them in Manchester, where I met a young couple in the queue, who were photographers and introduced me to the Music Media.
Having loved music, since swimming the womb, it was only a matter of time, I found my calling! I love photography, so becoming a music photographer was inevitable! Musically, I prefer the heavier side of the musical genres, however music is a wonderfully diverse medium, so I often find myself enjoying lots of other musical styles, such as blues, rock, I’ve even been known to enjoy classical! Good music deserves to receive good support, no matter their background or status in this wonderfully vibrant industry! See you in the pit!