Club Alert! Manchester’s 12th Birthday. Where I started as a photographer.

Posted on February 17, 2017 by Kazuki James under Blog, Event Photography, Photo Blog

Club Alert! in Manchester has been running for 12 years. Its been a pleaser to have been their photographer for 5 years of its history. It where I first started taking photos in nightclubs. I asked a few times if the organisers didn’t mind me taking a camera in to take photos of me and my friends in the old Legends night club. It was such a great looking building with industrial looking walls and steel fire escapes. I found it really inspiring to go in there every month and take photos of the clubs visitors in the wonderful industrial decay that was the old Legends building in its later years. After posting my photo’s online to share with my friends I was asked if I wouldn’t mind coming every month to help out with keeping a record of the nights.

I learned an awful lot of important things working in nearly complete darkness with adverse lighting, lasers and the occasional dance floor full of foam to contend with that really pushed me to work hard at always making sure I got the shot, even if I was going to struggle for it to be in focus or correctly exposed!

I’ve had a great time working with Club Alert! and I look forward to more fun times with the Alert! guys in the future!


“On location after shooting the 2017 Club Alert! print and online promotional images”



Photos from 12th Birthday Party 04-02-17. Posted by Alert! Manchester on 2/05/2017 photos by Kazuki James

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Rope Wolf Photography

Posted on January 31, 2017 by Kazuki James under Photo Blog

Project Bear photo prints!

Posted on January 29, 2017 by Kazuki James under Photo Blog, Portrait Photography
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Some of you might remember seeing some of my photos from last years Project Bear: photo shoot. Here is the full set of photos available as prints, wall art and gifts for all you bear fans <3

Darren McCormac by Rope Wolf Photography

Mothers Ruin

Posted on November 26, 2016 by Kazuki James under Event Photography, Photo Blog
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Mothers Ruin’s trailblazing queer cabaret platform returns to Contact Theatre with another raucous night of alternative performance.

Established artists from Manchester and beyond present radical, brave, beautiful, topical, and unique performances with sprinkles of songs, silliness and sass to a mixed crowd.

Hosted by the glamorous and ecologically inspired Timberlina with her special blend of sincerity and shambolic hilarity, this installment of Mother’s Ruin stars:

Jackie Hagan – award winning one-legged scouser, comedian and performance poet.

Monopoly Phonic – Manchester’s premier drag queen rapper fresh from supporting Christeene at the Islington Mill.

Violet Blonde – youngest member of Manchester’s Family Gorgeous shows off her beautiful and grotesque tranimal aesthetic.

Joey Hateley – TransAction (Manchester UK) presents the first (trans)gay marriage in Ecuador: real versus fake?, an’ ‘Art-Law’ collaboration between Project Transgender (Quito, Ecuador).

Rubyyy Jones – international performer and Queen of Queerlesque

From Mothers Ruin – November 2016. Posted by Rope Wolf Photography on 11/26/2016 (90 items)

Canal Street Christmas Lights 2016

Posted on November 19, 2016 by Kazuki James under Event Photography, Photo Blog

Bar Pop – Official host the Canal Street, Manchester Christmas lights switch on.”

Initially I was asked to help arrange the pups pulling that’s sleigh and to just get a few pics for Pups Of The North but ended up taking these photos that got published in a few places. Horribly cold rainy night so weather proof Canon 5D Mkiii and L lens to the rescue!

From Canal Street Christmas Lights Switch On. Posted by Rope Wolf Photography on 11/19/2016 (17 items)

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November Bear Event

Posted on November 6, 2016 by Kazuki James under Event Photography, Photo Blog
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Manbears Manchester’s annual winter party with DJ Moody Bear on the decks at Back Door providing the dancin’ beats!

Full resolution un watermarked downloads and prints available here:

From Pre-HiBEARnation @ BackDoor. Posted by Rope Wolf Photography on 11/06/2016 (48 items)

Welcome to the Rope Wolf Photography blog!

Posted on October 22, 2016 by Kazuki James under Blog
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I get allot of questions while I’m out taking photos and I thought I’d make a space where I can answer some of them and talk about the different ways I approach nightclub and portrait photography. I might even go into some of the tools of the trade like my camera gear and various editing techniques I use to give my photos my look.

Kaz ^.^

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