My second Sofar Sounds, and this time I’d been invited along to photograph. Ok, queue ridiculous nerves and feeling completely unready for it! Oh well! Here we go!
The venue this time? Upshot Espress, a little cafe bar with about the same amount of space as Vintedge did at the previous one. This time though, I didn’t have Andy’s lens. Luckily, he also turned up with his camera so he could take the wide angle shot responsibility!
This was a much tougher gig to shoot. The room was reasonably filled, meaning moving around during sets was very difficult (in fact, I was completely trapped for Steve and the Sea, behind his mic meaning it was tough to get anything where it wasn’t in the way!) Also, an ask from the Sofar crew to get crowd shots was another additional thing to consider. Er… I photograph bands.. I’ve no idea what I’m doing with real people! Eep! Still, I think some of the audience shots came out really well.
When Laura Moody appeared with her Cello I breathed a little sigh of relief. Boy do I love photographing large instruments! (Shut in up in the back! 😛 )