Fuji xpro2, 90mm, f/2.8, 1/160s, ISO 6400
It’s quite rare that when I’m taking concert photos a musician will look straight at me. At least it used to be before I got that big 50-140 zoom lens. At that Dirty Dozen Brass Band gig, I harvested several shots where the musicians were clearly looking at me. This one of Greg Davis has a bit of an old Louis Armstrong feel.
Fuji x100f, 35mm, f/9, 1/250s, ISO 200
You see a lot of old ladies collecting cardboard boxes in Hong Kong. That’s when you realise how little social safety net exists. Still, it’s one of the typical sights, here in Sai Ying Pun.
Fuji x100f, 35mm, f/4, 1/250s, ISO 200
Chung Yeung Festival is a remembrance day in Hong Kong when families will gather to remember loved ones who have passed away. It’s a day for burnt offerings of all sorts, and while wandering the streets of Sai Ying Pun, I stumbled upon this store specialising in such products.
Fuji x100f, 28mm
There’s a sports ground of sorts in Wan Chai around which people sit at all hours, usually reading their phones. Just like this guy. I quite like the perspective of this shot.
Fuji xpro2, 105mm, f/2.8, 1/125s, ISO 6400
Kevin Harris is the tenor sax in the Dirty Dozen Brass Band and possibly the jazziest of them all. He always plays in a cap and shades, and when I shot this I couldn’t help but think of Bleeding Gums Murphy, the saxophonist in the early episodes of the Simpsons. Must be the frizzy hair.
Fuji xpro2, 75mm, f/2.8, 1/200s, ISO 6400
I love shooting trombone players in large part for the diagonal opportunities they offer. TJ Norris was no exception during this Dirty Dozen Brass Band gig. Forearm muscles ain’t bad either
Fuji xpro2, 150mm, f/2.8, 1/200s, ISO 6400
Kirk Joseph is not only a legendary New Orleans musician, he’s also a legend and innovator amongst sousaphone players. His playing was mellow and funky that night, and when I found an opportunity to get close and frame him, he looked at me in this whimsical, inquisitive way.
Fuji xpro2, 140mm, f/2.8, 1/200s, ISO 6400
It was hot as hell at the New Morning during the Dirty Dozen Brass Band gig. In fact, one of the band members remarked that it was as hot as New Orleans, except they have air conditioning there. This led drummer Julian Addison to play the second set bare chested, which the ladies probably enjoyed, but pleased me as a photographer as well. It gave these shots a distinct 70s atmosphere.
Fuxi xpro2, 120mm, f/2.8, 1/200s, ISO 6400
Last week I was lucky enough to see the Dirty Dozen Brass Band live in Paris. It’s my 6th time seeing this band, and it never gets old. This is trumpet player and singer Greg Davis, and I particularly like this profile outlined by the blue overhead light.
Most of the spectacular doors I saw and shot in Rome were square, but this round door in a narrow street near the center appealed to me…