Spike Porteous


Spike Porteous


Spike Porteous (Stephen to his mum) is a British freelance music photographer/writer based in Germany. Having started his photography career covering sports events on the West coast of Scotland he now spends most of his time traveling around Europe photographing live music events. When he is at home you’ll find him working from his studio located just outside the town of Hameln in Northern Germany.

Spike holds various house and staff photography positions with music promotion and music publications in Germany, United Kingdom and North America, He also contributes to the Getty images group and various news organisations.

Spike is responsible for the Veterans Portrait Project UK. A non-profit photography organisation that records and exhibits portraits of British military veterans across Europe.

You can see more of his work at www.smp-photographs.com and www.angry-banana.com

The Gear:


Canon 5D MkIII

Canon 6D

Canon 650D

Panasonic Lumix DMC G2


Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM

Canon EF 135mm f/2.0L USM

Canon EF 17-35mm f/2.8L USM

Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L USM

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L USM

Panasonic 14mm f/2.5

Panasonic 14-42mm f/3.5

Panasonic 45-200mm f/4-5.6

Samyang 7.5mm f/3.5 UMC Fisheye

Sigma 20mm f/1.8 EXDG

Fujian 35mm C-mount

Fujian 25mm C-mount

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