The Twisted Hearts:
Live at the Workshop, London.
The first gig I photographed professionally was in October 2009 and since then I have photographed a variety of bands at a wide range of venues. Around Camden, Islington, Shoreditch and Kilburn, every venue is different. Personally, I’m not a believer in using ‘flash’ when doing live music photography. It can be distracting to the performer(s) and it also has the potential to drown out some of the atmospheric stage lighting. Sometimes though, when used appropriately and correctly, it can work to the photographer’s advantage. Some venues are very dark; even on the stage, and I think these places are the best locations for any photographer to practice and test their technical abilities. After all, I believe that testing conditions determine how good we really are. A photographer can be in a studio all day long with full control over everything from lighting, backgrounds, props etc and not be tested. On-location shoots, such as gigs are the ones that are always different and test me…plus they get my adrenaline going too.
Here is a selection of a few Live Music Photos that I’ve taken recently.
DeepSeaGreen’s latest album can be purchased from itunes here
The Glass Child:
The New Outfit:
Pearl Jammed (Tribute Band to ‘Pearl Jam’):
(Tribute Band to ‘David Bowie’):
As a freelance Photographer, I have recently been doing a lot of music photography for unsigned bands in the London area. Wether they are “original” bands playing their own songs or tribute bands bringing back memories of past eras in music, they each have a place in the cultural make-up of the “unsigned” music scene in London. Some bands play for fun, some bands play to get signed and famous, some bands play for both. You will see all of these types of bands featured on this blog.
The purpose of this blog is to not only showcase some of my music photography but to also promote the bands I photograph. Enjoy! 🙂
My main website can be seen at www.chrisdorney.com