Thursday, July 29, 2010

Alberta Cross

I was asked at late notice to photograph New Yorkian band Alberta Cross.

There was a catch.

I had to go as the photographer who pulled out.. yes, I had a porno name. I sat on the tram all the way to The Corner Hotel telling myself "I am **** ****", and by the time I got there, I WAS **** ****!!!

what's this? I have to sign something?


I knew who I was, but I didn't know how to spell my name!
I miffed at and was granted entry to photograph, wondering if I was able to get **** **** banned from the Corner.

After a pretty good support support act we were treated to some ear bleeding tunes from The Vasco Era. I saw some Kurdt Cobain in there, it was good, but only the last song or two were great - and I mean GREAT, so well worth checking out if you can.

I had not heard of Alberta Cross, a quick Google said that Oasis liked them, I didn't know if that was a good or a bad thing. But they were good, I was actually concentrating on taking photos so I can't really say much apart form that.

what's that?


And now for the C.F.o.t.G and it goes to the guitar player / singer from the Vasco Era, whose guitar playing rocked... hence the entire gig was spent in cum face heaven.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

swing-a-ding-ding my dang-a-long-ling-dong

I was asked to photograph a band who had been working hard over the past few months and wanted someone to get some shots of their final night in the run of Wednesdays at a particular bar. They played jazz, which I am into so it was no problem going along with a 'maybe' getting paid. It was a great night and busier than I expected.

They are pretty new to the scene so their MySpace is kinda empty, but keep checking back - some of their original songs we great! I was fighting with the light all night long, it was pretty badly lit - shooting at f2.8 and 6400ISO it was still hit and miss!