Back in 2014, Andy from We Dig For Fire, who’d I’d photographed a bit a few times over the years, dropped me a message on Facebook and asked if I’d be willing to come and do some promotional shots for them at some point. After a bit of umming and ahhing I decided I would have a go and arranged it. Those photos will appear on here fairly soon, but after taking them, We Dig For Fire were playing at Corporation so I hung around and took some shots of them during the gig, and afterwards while packing down.
I wasn’t that happy with the live shots I ended up with; it did seem to be darker than usual in Corporation and I was really struggling to get anything at all in a reasonable ISO for my camera, so I ended up given up and pushing it to 3200 which results in really grainy shots.
I do like the relaxed but exhausted vibe you get from the shots after the gig though!
An update! Since doing all those photos for Tramlines, my back has been quite sore! I’ve put this down to hunching over the laptop every night tidying up photos for so long, so I’ve avoided finishing up some gigs I’ve shot. Oops. I’ve got about a 5 gig backlog now, so its about time I started catching up.
I was asked by White Mess to come down and take some shots. There were 4 bands on tonight, but wasn’t feeling great, so just grabbed the first two before heading off.
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Adam of Opinicus, hearing that I was taking some shots of Exit Strategy One at Corporation on Friday night offered me a photo pass to come and take pictures of their gig the following night, this time on the large stage. I couldn’t really turn this one down, having the opportunity to get behind the crowd barrier and get some shorts with a decent lighting rig!
It turned out that a Corp photo pass meant I could only get in front of the barriers for the first three songs of each band, which seemed a bit crazy, but actually turned out to be plenty of time to get lots of shots off.
I stuck with the new lens for the whole evening and came out with some photos I was actually really happy with. The only complication was some changes done to the lighting when Opinicus were playing. The level dropped enough to throw me, meaning that the shots were a lot harder to get right. Consequently I’m not as happy with a lot of the shots selected here, but put them up as is was Opinicus who invited me!