Sunday, 18 October 2009

The Vegas Fame Index gig



I covered the Vegas Fame Index gig last Friday at B2 as part of an ongoing collaboration with Sound Norfolk. The evening was a busy one, I had 5 bands to tog, although my focus was on the Vegas Fame Index who were headlining.

The evening was interesting, both photographically and musically, and now I have a few more bands that I've become interested in and will be following as a fan, but this posting will concentrate on The Vegas Fame Index as I will leave the mass of photos from the other bands over for other blog postings.

I came home feeling that the headliners didn't get the shots I was hoping for. I wondered whether I'd get strong images I had hoped for, but whilst Si and the boys from Norwich belted out a great set which got the audience hyped up, I later found a little bit of magic had indeed happened in my camera's sensor via my buttery sweet lens ;)


I hope you like the images, which should hopefully go up on the Sound Norfolk site at some point soon.















Drop me an email if you want me to cover your gig or work with you on some promotional material :)

Monday, 12 October 2009

Serve Chilled (previously k/a Thick Trick Chloe)

In the midst of portfolio building and ongoing self directed learning, I was recently asked to photograph a gig for a friend of mine at B2 in Norwich. I have three sets of photos from the bands that played that night, and I'm starting my coverage with the first band of the night ...

Serve Chilled started off the evening with a lot of energy, whilst I strayed left and right of the stage until I found a position I was happy with.


B2 is not too large an area and I was happily shooting with my 50mm wide open sucking up any available light on the band playing punk rock tunes to the crowd...

I'm pretty happy with this set of photos and hope Andy and his band are too :)







I wish Andy and his band the best of luck with their music.... In the meantime please keep visiting my blog... promise i'll post more gig stuff soon! (and model shoots and wedding photography, and and and.... :) )

Sunday, 4 October 2009

I've followed Zack Arias' 'Call to Action' :)

Some of you will know who Zack Arias is.... Apart from being a kick ass photographer he is also a truly inspirational person.

I've been following his blog and podcasts for a while, so his 'Call for Action' caught my eye... Can I take up a photographic project that will help the community?

Zack's proposed timetable for this was a bit tough to follow for me, as I'm essentially a part time pro photographer with a concurrent other professional job, hence my posting for this a little late, for which I apologise, but I'm so happy my photos will be useful for a community that is doing a lot of good in Great Yarmouth.

It didn't take me too long to find a project that needed my help (indeed OUR help as my partner joined me in this - Thanks Paul!!!!). The beneficiary for our local project was the Kings Centre. These guys do a lot of good work with local youth and provide a source of activities and support for teenagers in this area. I feel it is so very important to pass on good values to our children and their work is to be lauded. I sincerely hope they will like the photographs and that they will be used in promoting their good work.

Many thanks to Rachel Bent and Nick Cowan for giving me the go ahead to do this project for them!

We visited Kings Centre on a Friday evening, when they hold their Youthnet activities, which include indoor sports - badminton and football, pool and table tennis and also have a section with games such as Wii and a lounge area where people can chill out.

From the photographic front this turned out to be yet again another challenge for me... I hadn't yet worked in an environment filled with superactive young teens, flitting all over the place and getting very excited at all that was going on. It was so difficult to keep up with them!!! I must admit I went home with a headache... all the more credit to the volunteers who do this regularly!!! :)

I do hope you like the output from this session.....













My next help project with be following the Help Portrait 'Call for action' on December 12... I hope that photographers who are reading this will take this up as there are very few who are doing this in the UK....

More about this soon :)

Thursday, 1 October 2009

oooh! I must blog this :)


I've recently been collaborating with a local model Justine and working on her portfolio. Justine is from Poland and she moved to the UK around the same time as me. I see in her the same steely determination to succeed I seem to have, she is totally focused on what she wants to do I find that we are working in sync.

I have lots of photos from her to blog about, but I have lots more to post process and I really wanted to finish the set before I published them all.
However I just got notification from Flickr that one of her pics I uploaded there has been included in a gallery of female faces in Lydiafairy's photostream. There are lots of great photos in that selection and to have a photo in there is just great. It'll also boost Justine's morale and give her some confidence she needs just now....

Lovely comment from Lydia about why she selected my photo
I adore the shot, the slight shadow from the mesh hat,
Gorgeous make up. I hope I can take pictures like this
someday!


Thanks Lydiafairy! You made my day....

More photos from Justine soon.... ;)

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