By Lisa Coleman
We were pleased when artist Nigel R Mitchell said he was visiting the UK from his home in Los Angeles.
Nigel hails from Cheltenham and was once a successful young jockey, with friends in Swindon and the surrounding areas we were delighted he took time during his busy schedule to come to the Puttyfoot Photographic Studio to tell us about his latest projects and plans whilst in the UK.
Not many people visit our studio without getting in front of my camera so of course we took the opportunity to do an impromptu photo shoot.
Working with someone as talented as Nigel was a real privilege, not only is he a musician but a a respected production designer too, so I was feeling especially under pressure to produce shots I would be proud to show him.
Having met a couple of years ago at Cheltenham's Wychwood Festival we have stayed in touch with him since.
Nigel's band Tunnelmental Experimental Assembly were a real breath of fresh air that year at Wychwood. His engaging personality made sense of the music he was producing. There is a passion and raw honesty in the music and the man himself.
Nigel is a fascinating articulate and intelligent artist who has worked for many years within the professional arts industry. Yet even with the wealth of experience he possesses he is a down to earth bloke and there is a sincerity and warmth to his character that is captivating and solidly reassuring.
Nigel filled us in on his new musical projects the latest being dance music and we were thrilled to hear his unreleased creations whilst we were working with him at our studio.
Tunnelmental Experimental Assembly are based in London from May - October 2012. You can find out more about how to work directly with Nigel by checking out his website: http://www.tunnelmental.com/t.e.a./UK_EUROPE_2012.html
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