Been a bit fallow on the gigs front for me lately, but I thought I'd write about this charity calendar which features... a cat!
Not just any cat though; Daisy Buttons is the moggy in question and she is owned - sorry she owns, highly-regarded rock photographer Ash Newell. Ash has put together this calendar featuring his beloved feline in a variety of poses, with all proceeds going towards the Fur & Feather Animal Sanctuary. It's a project with extra special meaning to Ash (and to Daisy, naturally!) since Daisy Buttons was a rescued cat.
If you've not heard of Ash Newell before, he's a Texas-based photographer originally from Yorkshire, England. He has taken portraits of many big-name stars from the music world, including Whitesnake, Black Label Society, Steve Lukather of Toto, Taylor Swift, Nickelback, and legendary figures such as Duane Eddy and Kris Kristofferson. In 2008-9 Ash was Def Leppard's tour photographer, with the band issuing two coffee table books featuring his photos, and he enjoys a close working relationship with the Leppards still.I'm the fanboy in the Whitesnake t-shirt here with Ash, taken at Dublin's o2 Arena in 2009 while waiting to get in to see Coverdale and co!
For more on Ash's work please see his Facebook page at:
For further details on the Daisy Buttons 2012 Calendar and how to order please visit the Fur & feather page: