Saturday, December 11, 2010

Crystal Antlers, Audacity, Shannon and the Clams in LA

Whats new?

Well. Actually I have been really enjoying the last few weeks of not a whole lot! Really it hasn't been a whole lot of nothing ... just not a whole lot of actual shooting. I have been working on a book for the Boozy Floozy Burlesque Troupe ... I would love to have a rough draft of that finished by the new year. I have also been been working on a new portfolio for my wedding images. Its going to be a really nice hard bound 11x14 portfolio book. I have also invested in a new camera and a couple of new lenses :-). Nothing like a new camera to bring out the internal techy geek that itches around inside most photographers. What is more important? The image or the camera? I will answer the images any time, hell. The camera isn't even close. You can make great images with almost any camera, and the camera is just a tool, but the tool can be very helpful in creating the type of images that you imagine, and selecting the right camera and film combination can be key. You would never shoot a 4x5 at a baseball game expecting to get a crisp close up of the pitcher hurling a hundred mile per hour fast ball, nor would you use a 10 frames a second DSLR with 500mm f 2.8 lens on a pair of diamond earrings in the studio, and I definitely would not use a cell phone for either of them. No, I didn't buy either one of those camera options either. Though I have been VERY VERY tempted by 4x5's in the past ... and still am really. I love large format photography. OK. Enough of that?

I shot these a few weeks ago (!!) and I simply forgot about them. How I managed to forget about them, I don't really know, the images came out pretty great, and I consider this to be one of the better shows I have shot recently. Audacity, Crystal Antlers, Shannon and the Clams, Cold Showers and BomBon a warehouse in downtown Los Angeles.

BomBon from San Pedro. They play a garagey surfy rock n roll kinda like the 5,6,7,8's that is a bit less screachy.

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