This kinda looks familiar to my last set, but I promise this is a new gig! Byronic Sex & Exile decided to tour again, in the same venue in Sheffield, with AMereKat again, so I went and took more photos, and some videos this time. I’m quite enjoying playing with DaVinci Resolve as a film editing program, although the learning curve is pretty steep.
Ooh! A goth gig! Took these back in September for Joel who puts on the tremendous Goth City Festival annually up in Leeds. I’ve not done that much photography in AGES, hence the distinct lack of new photos up on here. I’ve released a few of these on Facebook over the last 6 months but never really finished the set off. Busy Busy! I had a quick look at it, and realised I definitely had done enough too justify popping the set out though, especially now I’d finished sorting out the video as well.
Byronic Sex and Exile
Thomas had another launch party! This time with Harrison Rimmer, LIO and Silence Dogood. This is the first set of photos I’ve done since I cleared the massive backlog I had, so it’s great to finally get behind the camera again. Like with the previous Thomas and the Empty Orchestra gig, because there wasn’t a huge backline, I took the opportunity to take some more videos. This time though, I worked with Restless Focus who was also there to coordinate some footage of Patron Saint. That’s not yet published though as we are still working on it.
So, the photos. I felt like I was struggling to get decent angles on these. A lot of the best shots seemed to be ruined by a mic in the face! As a result some of the shots are taken from below with more of an angle than I wanted, but they’ve cleaned up ok. I’m happy with the majority of the set, but really like how some of the photos of Thomas and the Empty Orchestra have come out. I’m not quite sure why they’ve come out looking like they have. It might be just as I’ve got on a roll going through them and starting being comfortable handling the dark blue lighting that was what we had to work with.
In an attempt to not have thousands of photos to work through, I restricting the number of shots I took for the support acts and just went for it with Thomas. This resulted in about 287 photos, which was a much more pleasant number to work through than the 500+ I usually end up with. Including the 4 hours for the gig, it’s taken about 18 hours to complete this set, not including the videos.
Envy by Harrison Rimmer
Dancing in the Rain by LIO
“Untitled” by Silence Dogood
Thomas and the Empty Orchestra