Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Shot By Both Sides

So, my life as mild mannered programmer by day, professional rock photographer by night has finally begun with a couple of trips to Manchester. Shot Ida Maria last week, and then Magazine last night.

Club Academy is a bit of a nightmare, with no pit you just get wedged in the crowd and have to make do with the position you're in. So I did the best I could with the 50mm f/1.8 but really didn't get much.

Last night at Magazine was a different story.

First band up was Ipso Facto, an all girl rock band who I really enjoyed. They don't seem to have anything out on CD over here, although Rough Trade seem to have an imported Japanese disc which I'll try and pick up after pay day. They look a bit like this.

Second up was Linder, who's responsible for Magazine's artwork. A bit more arty and not really my scene, but I'm happy with how the shots turned out.

I can't really post any of the shots of Magazine, seeing as I give exclusive use to the agency, so the best shots can't be here (although if you're a friend on Flickr you can see them) but here's one anyway...

More photos at Flickr

I'm hopeful that I'll get to shoot at the Ting Tings next week, perhaps Imelda May. I've put in a long list of accrediation requests and I'll take what I can get. Not expecting to make any money at first, but the experience is invaluable. Look forward to a far more excited post should I ever get anything published!


Deborah said...

This is so exciting!!! congratulations!

I just got paid by the Guardian for the two pieces I wrote for them, so I can tell you how good it feels when you finally make some money, however small, from doing something you really love.

Unknown said...

Wow! Very impressed, very happy for you and wishing you the very best of luck!

Mike said...

Well, I knew I wanted to be EVEN CLOSER than the front row, so I had to achieve it somehow... and without all the queueing too!