Canon 1000D, 80mm, f/1.4, 1/80s, ISO 800
Revisiting my archives of concert shots for this book project I have, I rediscover some old gems. This shot of Vinyl‘s Billy Frates taken at the Blue Nile in New Orleans during Jazzfest 2010 stands out. The green cast is the lighting, not a post-production addition, and I think it conveys a great feel. It also goes to show that I was once capable of doing sharp shots at f/1.4, and that my Canon 1000D wasn’t such a bad camera after all!
Canon 7D, 96mm, f/8, 1/3s, ISO 200
In many ways this shot is the polar opposite of Pinecone in Darkness posted last week. It’s harder to light a subject over a white background than over a black one, I think, but I managed to pull off something that works here, I think. Edited in Lightroom with XeL 2.0
Monophonics is one of the best soulf/funk bands I’ve discovered in these last few years. This shot is a fond memory of the first time I saw them live on New Orleans’ Frenchmen Street. This is Alex Baky, their sax player.
Pete Shand, bassist of the New Mastersounds, bathed in the most gorgeous purple light.
One of those lucky shots when the light hits your subject perfectly despite a looming storm…
Jake Cinninger, one of the two stellar guitarists of Umphrey’s McGee.
Shot just outside a flea market in Rome’s Trastevere. The man came accross as both sad and proud when I asked if I could take his photo.
One of my earliest attempts at « ghosting » silhouettes. Same session as Les Fantômes du Pont des Arts.
Stanton Moore, my favourite drummer alive. It’s always tricky to catch drummers on frame, I was very pleased with this one.