Canon 7D + Lensbaby Composer, f/4, 1/125s, ISO 500
I’ve started working on a book project showing my favourite B&W concert shots and talking about the musicians and why I love their music. I was sorting through the photos of an Avishai Cohen gig from 2010 when this shot came up. It was in color, but I tweaked a nice B&W and I think it works a treat. Edited in Lightroom with x-equals’ XeL 2.0.
Gilles Coquard is a wonderful jazz bassist who toured with Sébastien Charlier on the Precious Time tour. This was shot with a Lensbaby, hence the soft look, but I think it works well.
A macro shot of a piano’s hammers.
The shot that ultimately got me into collecting and shooting old camera gear.
When I crossed the eastern part of San Fransciso by car I never imagined stumbling on a church that wouldn’t look out of place in Moscow. But I did. I had to stop and shoot it…
his is the side door of the church where I got married. I love the old look and the mystery it exudes. The photo was edited with Snapseed.
Sylvain Bardiau is the trumpet player from the Grande Campagnie des Musiques à Ouïr, an inventive and exciting French jazz collective. I often try to use the lensbaby during concerts for a different feel. Doesn’t always work, here I think it did. This photo was part of the three submissions at the Nancy Jazz Festival Concert Photography Contest 2011 that won second place.
Narrow streets and a clear landmark make for a photo opportunity. I used the Lensbaby on this one to further reinforce the direction of the eye suggested by the high contrast.
Nigel Hall is a wonderful soul singer and keyboard player who played with Soulive and Lettuce. This was shot at a Lettuce concert in NYC’s Brooklyn Bowl.