Blast Cult UK is the brain child of master luthier and upright bassist Jason Burns (Blast Cult) and celebrity photographer Diana Gomez. They have created a space that combines their love for music and craftsmanship with style and image making.
Located in a gated artist community, Blast Cult UK is a unique photographic location in the heart of London. The space comprises of 3 main areas, a photographic studio & luthiery workshop, a living area with a mezzanine, and a garden with a vintage motorbike workshop. The entire place features high ceilings and concrete flooring, open workspaces with quirky and vintage decoration, and an abundance of musical instruments, which all create the perfect recipe for diverse and unique shoots.
Jason Burns is from Louisiana; he talks slow and plays fast. A luthier and master craftsman, Burns rolls 20 years of experience building quality instruments that can take a beating on the road. No second fiddle to the Stand-Up, Jason is a touring musician that understands it is critical to have an instrument that can stay in one piece until the end of the tour. There's innovation and quality that go into every instrument that leaves his bench. “There’s not a lot of glory in this job, but there’s a lot of satisfaction,” Burns says.
Born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela and developing her photographic career in London for the last 17 years, Diana had the great fortune of growing up surrounded by colour and nature in a big developing city.
Influenced by great filmmakers and her love for humanity, people, nature, music and narratives, Diana’s beautifully lit and colourful images capture a sense of optimism, power and beauty that portrays her sitters in a confident and engaging way.
Diana has photographed many personalities in the music, art and film world including Rihanna, Will.I.Am, HAIM, Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift, Nigella Lawson, Caroline Vreeland, Rosario Dawson, Grayson Perry, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, amongst others.