Jeeez and I was about to take the decision to start to actually blog or something, like, talking a bit more than naming the band on the pictures… and my last update was in May! Hmm I could always pretend I was in long holidays. I wish. Lots of things going on though, not all photographic but some indirectly are.
I have quite a few sets to catch up with, some of them are still waiting to be edited, I will put that online when I can. I have spent a while enjoying the pleasures of DIY and I’m far from finished with the list of things to do. But that will be worth it and hopefully I’ll be able to talk about that later.
I also decided to start using Adobe Lightroom, so it is taking a bit of time to get used to it, hopefully I will be able to go through my sets and produce web pages quicker. Or at least that’s the plan but I guess I need to get up to speed… So the pages will look a bit different from now on.
Pages, let’s start with some of my heroes from the early nineties, one of the CDs I played the most in my early uni years, ex-aequo with Sonic Youth and Pixies, was Loveless from My Bloody Valentine. I had the chance to photograph them at the end of June at the Roundhouse. I was wondering why everybody was given earplugs on entering the venue. We all quickly understood though, especially as the finale was about 20 minutes of pure noise so loud I could feel my whole body vibrate. I was even wondering how the digital SLR was enjoying it, all these tiny little fragile thingies that help me produce these images, but it looks like it passed the heavy vibration test, good boy. Fantastic gig, even though they didn’t communicate much with the audience.
A few days later I went to do my first shoot in a church, Sigur Ros were performing at the Westminster Methodist Hall. Not the average venue. The pit wasn’t average either, in fact it was probably the narrowest pit I’ve shot into. Not the best conditions and very dark lighting so I can’t say that one was a pleasure to cover but at least I could play with my new toy, a 15mm fisheye.
The next day I was in the Roundhouse again for a nice performance from the Mexican duo Rodrigo y Gabriela. They do know how to use a guitar…
I started July jumping around playing with my band Murder Mile in front of a crowd of punks supporting french female fronted band La Fraction – no image here I didn’t take the camera along. Tuesday this week a really amazing show from experimental noise band Oxbow from San Francisco. These guys are genius and develop such emotion and power on their show. Although not for the faint hearted. Here’s a teaser with a portrait of the singer, Eugene Robinson. I will try to upload the sets asap.