Things I think are worth a mention...
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17th October 2012... TessearcT's worldwide debut with vocalist Ashe O'Hara at the helm. The band chose to do the show at one of my favourite venues... The Haunt in Brighton. It is a venue with a very high ceiling and a large bank of lights that are capable of creating really atmospheric scenes. For a special band playing such a special gig I really wanted to create an image which fitted the occasion. This meant making the most of those lights!
This one was created from 64 specifically taken individual photographs and it's full size is actually nearly five metres wide. See the individual photos and read more here.
Here's one of two pics of Shawn Milke from Alesana that I've uploaded to these pages. I had the great pleasure of photographing Alesana's awesome headline show on the final night of their recent European tour with We Came As Romans, iwrestledabearonce and Glamour Of The Kill. I also wrote a review of the evening too and both the review and photoset can be seen at Planet Loud dot com.
I chose to feature the shot below because I felt it showed something of Shawn Milke the real world person aswell as Shawn Milke the rock personality from the magazines, videos and recordings. When this moment occurred at the gig it made me realise that touring musicians are only human after all and they do have lives off the stage! It also made me realise the kind of sacrifices in their personal lives that these guys often have to make. When you think it through even further I think this image says quite alot about Shawn Milke the man himself. He certainly gets my respect.
In the image we see Shawn on his knees head thrown back with guitar held aloft and soaking up the adoration of a crowd going wild. He's in full 'rockstar' mode. What interested me was that you can see the back of his guitar and attached onto the back are a couple of very personal items... a baby's ultrasound picture and a pregnant lady next to it. Now, I don't know the circumstances of Shawn Milke's life and relationships... and that's not the point anyway... I just found it really interesting that, whatever the background story, those pictures are understandably a very personal thing in his life. So important to him that he needs to have a connection with the people in them at all times. Even when on stage miles away from home he has the ability to remind himself of these people and be with them at least in spirit whenever he needs to... Seems like a cool bloke to me.
If you'd like to see the other shot of Shawn Milke click here. It's not as 'deep' as the one above, just a close live shot, but still worth a look! :) And don't forget to check out Alesana's latest album 'A Place Where The Sun Is Silent'. It's a musical work of art.
FROM AFAR - Video recording... day one of three. What a blast this was! I was given free license to snap away while the band recorded their first music video. Just one condition - try not to get into shot! Click here for the pics...
A Special Mention... I've just uploaded a picture of Craig and Ross from Twin Atlantic taken on their tour bus whilst being interviewed for Planet Loud. I thought it was worth a special mention as it's not the usual way you would see these guys. Check out Ross' jumper ;) If anyone fancies a peek have a look here.
FROM AFAR - Atheoryforyou EP recording.
There are few greater honours for a music photographer than to be invited by a band into the studio while they make a recording. To be trusted enough for access of that level makes it a real privilege. Even better when that band is From Afar... one of the brightest new bands on the post-hardcore scene. It is therefore with very great pleasure that I present a photoset of From Afar taken while they recorded guitar parts for their soon to be released EP Atheoryforyou. Click here for the photoset.
when you thought you'd seen the last "best of 2011" chart
I decided I'd make one of my own... the 2011
- The "Most Viewed Photographs" on my website during 2011!
Not that scientific and guesstimated a bit but essentially correct.
I also did a Google image search experiment just to add a bit of credibility
to it all :)
8. Jon Kindler
- The Chariot
Featured Band: TELLISON
in the Summer (2011) I had the opportunity to shoot a live Tellison
show at Camden's exellent Dingwalls venue and there was no way I was
going to miss it! Click
here for the photoset from that show, and also... soon to be added
to these pages... "Tellison... Life-sized"... an actual-size
image (4metres x 2metres approx) created from photos taken at the same
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