Alfred’s career cv encompasses everything from playing drums in his pastor father’s Pentecostal church in North West London to being a sought after musician on the capital’s jazz scene, to award winning photography, then cinematography and more recently film directing.
His latest feature doc Show Me The Picture: The Story of Jim Marshall, has just won the prestigious 2020 Grierson award for Best Arts/Music Documentary, and celebrates the greatest and most gifted photographer who created iconic images of 60’s rock ‘n’ roll stars, jazz greats, and civil rights leaders. Marshall had the power to look into the soul of an individual and to capture the mood of an entire generation. The film opened in the USA spring 2019 at SXSW and won Best Documentary Feature Film and the Audience Award at The San Francisco International Film Festival. After a series of celebrity previews it opened briefly in the UK in January after a premiere at The Curzon Bloomsbury before Covid took over. It is currently available on Sky Arts.
His debut documentary feature was Gregory Porter: Don’t Forget Your Music, the inspirational story of the jazz and blues singer/songwriter’s rise to international fame, told through candid interviews and exclusive access-all-areas coverage from his earliest beginnings in Bakersfield, California.
Alfred is already working on his next documentary feature and is writing his first narrative fiction drama which is already attracting interest. He is also preparing his first solo photographic exhibition which will be in San Francisco in 2021 and London the following year.
As a photographer with 25 years’ experience he has worked all over the world on a myriad of different projects from portraiture, advertising, music and dance. The famous names he’s photographed include Michael Douglas, Charlie Watts, Quincy Jones, Paloma Faith, The Royal Ballet, Van Morrison, Wynton Marsalis, Idris Elba, Jools Holland, Jamie Cullum, Steve Gadd, Bon Iver, Graham Nash, Peter Frampton, Don Was etc, etc. He also directs high end tv commercials.
Interview with Alfred
Gregory Porter : Don’t Forget Your Music : Trailer – Vimeo
Show Me the Picture : The Story of Jim Marshall KRON TV 4 Breakfast Show – Vimeo