Sol posted a link up from her photographing The Stranglers, and it reminded me of when I photographed them back in March 2010. To say I miss music photography would be a sizeable understatement. It was "good times" though, I don't know that I'd go back to it - we shall see, I'm not dead yet.
I wanted to share some photographs from the stranglers gig, it was green & red special, so it's a set of black and whites I've not put online before... Maybe hit play on tape while you look at them?
It's interesting... I remember this night, it was Hammersmith Apollo in London, I was working a little late, Dave and I were still in the office (That's a blurry photo of Dave from before this gig) and I wasn't going to go shoot - I'd kinda hit a shooting gigs wall and you can see that in the photos.. No angle changes, no creativity... boring as ****
I had to go because I have always loved Golden Brown (La Folie, 1981) - great, he loves a song about heroin and a woman, both of which provided Hugh with an amount of pleasure. Well, no, I just love the song, anyway... I went, shot a bit (197 frames Canon 5DMk2)
Maybe I miss music photograph more than I think, or just live music, or just...