‘Patron Saint’ single release party at The Rocking Chair

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

Thomas and The Empty Orchestra – Patron Saint – Official Video from Moose Lorals on Vimeo.

Harrison Rimmer

LIO
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Cosmic Doge, Exit Strategy One

Exit Strategy One split up a while ago, and Tom’s new band, Kaiju Hunters, were playing a gig down at The Rocking Chair so I thought I’d pop down to see them.

Something strange happened though, which resulted in the event promoter JP, who was the other half of Exit Strategy One to pick up the sticks again and step in.  So, I guess this was an Exit Strategy One gig?   I don’t know, but either way it was fun.

PJ usually looks after the lights but being behind the drums meant the whole gig appeared to be illuminated in deep blue.  This mean that all the photos were very over exposed and difficult to work with, but I think we got there in the end.

Cosmic Doge

I believe they are now going by the name of Timecodes

Exit Strategy One

Stop Drop Robot, Of Allies, Servers, Unicorn Hunters

Finally! An update. Life has been very hectic recently and I pretty much put the camera down for about 6 months. Oh and Lightroom too, meaning that this set of photos was taken just over 12 months ago… Oh dear!

It’s a bit of a mixed bag to be honest. Felt like I was struggling both to take then and to process them. The Stop Drop Robot shots were especially difficult because they were wearing white which made the LED lights either blow the shots out completely or be in almost darkness. Still, let me know if you like them.

Stop Drop Robot

Of Allies

Servers

Unicorn Hunters