Why hello there, good people of the Internet!
You know, it's been a while since I've done one of these things. You would usually see my live outgoings of the rock show ... and the occasional food picture. I want it all, at times! ;) Anyway, let's begin with the reason this blog post is live in the first place.
It was a couple of days after my 32nd birthday that I received a message for a photo opportunity with a little known loud rock band [it's been a long while since I had a band shoot]. I instantly jumped at the moment that the message popped up, whilst being half awake! Yeah, that tends to happen and I end up going, "shoot, panic!" So, I set out to find a local studio that had the looks I had in mind when listening to their refreshing sounds. Then, Five Four Studios sealed the deal for me to place the ace trio Joe Lomax [vocals and guitars], Ryan Greenhalgh [bass & backing vocals] and Sam Tempest [percussion] into two scenarios.
The settings was a single Elinchrom Quadra A light with the 100cm Octabox for a clean, flattering look. Now, the light was used continuously as my EL Skyport Classic Transmitter somehow broke from the hotshoe of my Nikon D750. But, this ended creating photos of a naturally warm atmosphere in one room and a harshly contrast look in the corridor. A win win!
So, without further ado, may I present to you, ladies and gentlemen, Peur!
A week after the photoshoot [it didn't seem like it], I headed down to The Alma Inn for their co-headlining tour with Blanket. As soon as I walked through the doors from the blistering cold, the venue does take me back to my early days starting out in music photography. With that in mind, I can certainly remember how tricky the lighting can be in a local pub. In this case, it was no different. The only sources of light were the two spotlights on either side of the stage, and from the projector. Although challenging, I managed to grab a few of their moments.
The two assignments with Peur made all the overthinking worth it from start to finish. This pushed me to my limits to ensure they're just as professional as some of the big guns, despite of changing conditions. Thank you to Peur for being such great lads in front of the camera, my close friend Seddy of Nine Eleven Management for setting me up, the staff of Five Four Studios and my beau, Phill for being my light caddy. You all rule and I hope to work with you in the near future.
Whenever you get the chance, check the lads :) here's a link to their latest offering and other great material - An Exercise In Abstinence and take a look at all good social media sites Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube and streaming sites. Also, they'll be a headline show alongside Scots Bloodlines at Night People MCR which I hope to catch.
Well, that's it! I hope you like the results from the ace trio. All feedback is welcome as always. Thank you for looking, supporting my photography for nearly ten years \m/
Oh yes, I almost forgot. No photoshoot would be complete without a couple of outtakes from the evening. I can promise, they're professionals ;) Once again, thank you. It means the world. Rock on!