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2 May 2015 brought us The Alphabet Business Convention. This is a show celebrating the work of the genius that is Tim Smith. I don’t use the word lightly – I love Tim’s music above all others and his work as a video director is also astonishing. Tim suffered a series of debilitating strokes in 2008. It’s fantastic that he was able to attend the event, which he clearly found hugely affecting. We all did.
Anyway, I took my cameras along.
I have a few internal rules about photographing bands. I really like to get some pictures with every band member visible. I always think “How would I feel if there was a picture of my band and you couldn’t see me in it?” – I think drummers get a particularly raw deal, often sitting in the gloom at the back of the stage, or lost behind the singer.
I also like to capture some drama and excitement in the pictures. That’s the motivation behind my use of ultra-wide angle and fish-eye lenses.
Here’s the pictures on Flickr – I’d recommend watching them as a slideshow:
It was a wonderful event and there were some wonderful people there.
Until the next time!
Posted on May 9, 2015, in Uncategorized and tagged Alphabet Business Convention, Cardiacs, Dangerous Girls, Ham Legion, Heavy Lamb, Knifeworld, Stars In Battledress, Tim Smith, William D Drake. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.