5 months into 2017 and this blog has been feeling a little neglected. I guess that’s what happens when I try and start a million new projects at once! But things are settling down now; you might have noticed the new design for my portfolio website is now online! Although I’ve not finished adding content to it, it is being updated on a daily basis and I’m very happy with how it’s turning out.
Anyway, this isn’t just a ‘omg I’ve been so busy‘ kind of post. It’s a ‘omg last night I went to an awesome gig‘ kind of post – my favourite kind! And I figured it would be a great place to start to help me get back into a more regular routine on here.
So, the awesome guys over at Tigmus recently gave me the opportunity to photograph a few gigs in the London ares and I am so grateful to them! I photographed my first one last night: JYLDA, Kate Lomas and Elizabeth Hunter.
It’s been a while since I’ve shot a gig. I took a few casual photos when I saw Stornoway back in March but before then, I was on a bit of a hiatus while I finished my degree. This was my first proper photography gig in about a year and I seriously enjoyed it; it felt like being home again!
From a photographer’s perspective, it was a bit of a tricky one because while the venue was seriously cool, it had pretty much no lighting. And the one light it did have was static, not including the single disco ball on the opposite side of the room. So I was working in a tricky setting but the music itself more than made up for it!
First up was Elizabeth Hunter who took to the stage with just her guitar and one incredible voice. Seriously, I’m still a little bit in awe of her.
Her set was simple buy fun and she has a really great stage presence where she’s not afraid to really talk to the audience and make them laugh. I kind of love that.
Also, after speaking to her after her set I can say she is one of the loveliest people!
I’ve been listening to her music all day on Spotify, so I definitely recommend going and giving her a listen!
Next up was Kate Lomas with some seriously cool electronic pop! It was fun and dancey and, again, she has a killer voice!
Again, definitely go give her a listen over on Spotify (I’d recommend Tipsy!) and check her out on social media:
Last up JYLDA owned the stage with synth-filled dreamy pop sounds and a powerful voice.
Go give her a listen – on Soundcloud I’d definitely recommend Superficial! Check her out online here: