Promoting their new album 'Joy as an Act of Resistance' the five-piece played their hearts out in the most perfect packed out venue, even with a setlist formed live of audience requests: 'What's your name? Where'd you come from?', 'Do you know any Idles songs?'
I was definitely part of the action in more ways than one for this shoot. Idles have a tenancy to enter the crowd, and not just frontman Joe Talbot, we are talking guitarists Mark Bowen and Lee Kiernan crowd surfing and passing the mics around the mosh pit, if the crowd could lift drummer Jon Beavis still playing I'm sure they would have.
Still buzzing from it to be honest. Oh and go buy the album, it's mint.
High shutter, high ISO and high frames per second to capture the pure energy from the whole band, I commend Sony on their stella autofocus from the A7RII, makes me want an 'RIII even more!
Photographed Zed Boys at the weekend at Rough Trade Nottingham.
To say there was zero light apart from the odd LED from a phone and the projector vs the guys absolutely bumping it on the stage I think the camera performed quite well.
There's something about working with the 'natural' light that captures the atmosphere a lot more truly than a brighted out flash, that's not to say there isn't room for some experimentation in future.
P.S - 12800 is the one.