Authentic portraits {tenor Matthew Long}


Last year, Matthew Long approached me to do some authentic portraits of him, that would reflect his character within the context of his profession. He is a British classical tenor currently living in London, and he’s has been working on a recording of a collection of  British music: folk songs, classical English songs and orchestral arrangements of well known anthems. We spent a lot of time talking about the story he wanted to portray, reflecting the origin and feel of the music he was recording.

Images from our shoot were used on his website and very excitingly for the sleeve of his debut CD ‘Till the Stars Fall’, which was recorded at Abbey Road Studios. It is on general release from the 2nd March 2015, but you can preorder it from or – it is gorgeous and well worth a listen!

You may remember Matthew from his and Lucia’s wedding – take a peek at their celebrations in the Somerset countryside.

I’m very pleased with how well the images look on the CD sleeve, and I must say it’s fun having my name in the next column from  ‘Abbey Road Studios’…


I feel  passionately that authentic storytelling is an effective way to make an apparently unfamiliar message captivating. A carefully sculpted narrative can say so much more about the subject and promote understanding and connection between very different audiences. An authentic and sensitive approach can help individuals, projects and organisations tell captivating stories about who they are and what they do.

Learn more about the authentic portraiture and storytelling I offer to commercial clients under my brand Leave No Stone.