Manchester portrait photographers specialising in music, artist and DJ shoots.

We capture high quality images, delivered with professional service and a friendly approach. At Decoy Media we push our photographers to get creative whilst always delivering a professional result. We pride ourselves on quality and efficiency, right from initial brief to delivery.

Established in 2011, Decoy Media was formed due to several reasons, one being a lack in access to quality press photography (where we started, in Staffordshire). For musicians, solo artists, singer-songwriters, bands, DJs or rappers who are looking for a personal approach to  press portrait photography, we provide a truly professional service for an affordable price. Our photographers are experienced professionals, using only industry standard equipment, approachable and always friendly.

Decoy Media has worked with some of the largest music brands in the UK and abroad. Some of these clients include: Fabric, Hospital Records, Outlook Festival (Croatia, Parklife Festival, The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club and The Warehouse Project. Working within the music industry whilst continually developing our clean style of modern portraiture has given us the experience to deliver the correct results for a wide range of promotional needs. This has refined our process to ensure every stage from first client contact to final delivery are on brief and on budget. We thrive on ideas and love creating our own as much as using some inspiration that you have for your or your artist’s project.

Press and promo photography is a very important aspect of developing as a musician, it helps generate fresh visual content for web or print use that agents and journalists require. This is just as important for an established band as a newly launched production alias with an EP in the pipeline. The uses for images can range from immediate interaction with fans or potential fans on social media channels, right through to future artwork materials.

Was an absolute pleasure using the talents of Decoy Media for a recent promotional shoot for my music. Alex made me feel really at ease during the shoot and demonstrated a top level of professionalism from start to finish. The shots look stunning.
— r0kitman | Musician

If you are looking for a personal approach to press portrait photography, please contact us today for a free no obligation quote.

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