Emile Holba

Freelance Photographer

Musical Futures role:
Principle Musical Futures Photographer.

How long have you been working for Musical Futures?
10 years

Areas of expertise:
Providing principle photographic narrative for Musical Futures. Working closely with the organisation’s core team since 2006, I have captured Musical Futures’ key photographic themes for various media reproduction, from online usage to high quality printed reproduction. Shooting exclusively stills, I balance documentary with more formal portraiture. Producing photographic ideas and direction successfully led to a journey throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland faithfully chronicling music teachers in their departments, with the resulting portrait series published into a book called ‘We Teach Music’. Working with Musical Futures since its trailblazing early days, I’ve developed a deep understanding of Musical Futures’ many strengths in music education and have witnessed insightful and positive change within schools’ support for their music departments.

Five words that sum up Musical Futures:
Daring / Resourceful / Inclusive / Transformative / Entrusting

Who are you listening to at the moment:
Roberta Flack’s insanely great debut album ‘First Take’ and Lakker’s latest LP called ‘Tundra’