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!