That was last night, in front of a totally ecstatic crowd, Pete Doherty and Carl Barat singing from the same mike again, The Libertines reformed and totally rocking the place, under the watchful eyes of Amy winehouse. Great emotion, totally made up for a horrible weather and a challenging lighting . Here is the gallery!
Archive for August, 2010
The Epitaph godfathers of american punkrock were in town last night at Shepherds Bush Empire. That was a quick one for us photographers considering how short their songs are, within a few minutes we were out of there already, so we didn’t have the chance to see how wild the crowd got (or not!). They were celebrating the 30years of Bad Religion. That was pretty nice to see this band I have listened to for.. 15 years, hang on, I only got there half way then .
Oh and the Loudpixelslive collection is growing so let me post another one here with my long-time punkrawk’n'roll favouritesÂ Nashville Pussy from Antlanta and their guitar hero Ruyter Suys wrecking yet another guitar on this end of set song “You’re Goin’ Down” from their first album, Hell Yeah!
The video branch of Loudpixels is now live, and kicking too: Loud Pixels Live. We already have a good bunch of cool live videos for everyone to watch, forward or embed to blogs or page. What is Loud Pixels Live? This is what Loudpixels has been about for almost 6 years now but replacing still images for moving ones, now collaborating with the talented Jim Shreim. To embed videos the html code can be copied from the Youtube page of each video, entering the size wanted, easy!
This has been my main activity these last few weeks, resulting in less still images posted here but some good music photography is on its way for next month so no change here!
A few samples of the videos below, with Gruff Rhys & Tony Da Gatorra playing In A House With No Mirrors (You’ll Never Get Old) on the Village Mentality / The Quietus stage at Field Day in London on July 31st. This was a really good day at Victoria Park in their company as well as Cate Le Bon and many others. Thanks to Hugh MacDonald and David Standen who completed our team, to Field Day festival, Ruth at Loudsound, Tom at Eat Your Own Ears, Paul at The Zeitgeist Agency, Alun at Turnstile Music and Mark, Ben, Gil and Rob at the Adventures In The Beetroot Field and Village Mentality stages.
A second sample with electronica artist and multi talented man Ben Jacobs aka Max Tundra performing Which Song on Field Day’s Village Mentality stage.
Now for some photography too, I added a short set of aforementioned Max Tundra.
I also covered a unique show at the Union Chapel last Thursday, the Lake Of Star fundraiser featuring the Noisettes and supported by TinashĂ©. The Lake Of Stars is a very special music festival taking place on the shore of Lake Malawi, bringing international artists to Africa to play alongside local performers, it is organised by vinspired and powered by volunteers (you can get involved on www.vinspired.com). I had never photographed Noisettes before but I understood straight away why this band had such (deserved) success. In particular the charisma of the lead singer Shingai Shoniwa is gob smacking! As for TinashĂ© I believe a smashing musical career is in front of him without a doubt!
Last night rock god Alice Cooper was in town to audition what London has best in terms of freaks! He is recruiting for his show Alice Cooper’s Halloween Night of Fear which will take place at the Roundhouse on Halloween this year. A selection of alternative artists went to showcase their act in front of the rock star and try to get him to faint from seeing them hammer nails in their nose, dance on broken glass or stick needles in their body. Glad to hear today that my friends Syban V and Vivid Angel were among the chosen ones who impressed Cooper, see you at the Roundhouse in October!
Like most photographers I always know all my publications when I receive my monthly sales statement, in my case from Getty Images, and at that time all the papers and magazine concerned are far form the newsagent. I actually tried once to list a few of the main recent ones and went to a big library to search for a bit of tearsheets. But seems like the statement dates are not quite exactly the correct ones and I didn’t want to have that chap at the library spend the day in the archives just for me so I just end up rarely see the shots. So it’s always nice to hear from a friend who saw an image in a broad paper like today’s Guardian with my shot of Lady Gaga so thanks Andy for the info and have fun at The Big Chill!
And soon some news about a dozen of live videos and an extension of Loud Pixels!