Friday, August 8, 2008

Bloc Party at Webster Hall

The following three (four) images are my favorite from the past evening at Webster Hall because:
Kele: It's hard to get a good guitar face photo without, you know, the O face.

Matt: Only with a burst of shooting can you capture pout to primal scream! (Okay, it's not the most "primal" of primal rock musician screams.)

Russell: This is a rather static shot, but I find something extremely appealing about the lines of light and the colors. And I like Russell's hair.

[Gordon: He didn't play the show, but at home with his new baby.]

On a more informative note, the lighting surprisingly bright but erratic. Thus, some photos were really blown out, and others underexposed. You can see the variance in the full set (here). It was sufficient to use only the Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8. I think some of the darker photos work--- I've always had an appreciation for chiaroscuro.

Taken for 'Sup Mag.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Black Lips / Deerhunter / King Khan and the Shrines at McCarren Pool

EDIT: The 'Sup review is online. Read it here. My good friend Connie wrote some witty words to accompany my pics.The show was outrageous from start to finish. Having seen Black Lips open for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs once, I knew what I was getting into when I signed up for this gig. But I didn't expect the photo pit to be pelted with bottles, Fuze, water, beach balls (thrown hard!), bananas, and (baby?) powder (or sawdust?).
All in a day's work. Full set here. Taken for 'Sup Mag.