Presented by In-situ - Five Verses on Six Sacks of Earth is a micro-opera by Nastassja Simensky and Rebecca Lee. The live performances were made in response to an archaeological dig at Malkin Tower Farm, Pendle.
I spent the weekend with the artists travelling around venues to document the performances and costumes in the beautiful settings surrounding Pendle Hill.
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Folk Punk band Ferocious Dog at Rough Trade Nottingham as part of Nottingham’s best music festival Hockley Hustle.
Another energetic one, ending up off my feet and on stage a few times, shoutout to one of the roadies in the crowd that picked me up off the floor all night (and threw me in the mosh pit at one point).
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!
There is always a different vibe at the wide array of Rough Trade Nottingham's events and gigs that allow me to change up the way I shoot.
This time round I found myself working with the feel of the DJs' set to influence the angles and overall compositions of the photographs.
And that ISO 12800 is still the way forward on the Sonys, don't be afraid of a bit of noise!
Shooting again at Rough Trade Nottingham featuring Merky ACE, Lemzly Dale, F17, Lukas Wigflex, J Dot, Kyeza and DJ Skimask.
Energy was high for this one and a great time to work with my recent lens addition - Sony FE 28mm f/2.
With not a lot of light at the venue I've had to use the audiences LED's from their phones while they are videoing again as I'm not quite a fan of flash for events like this.
Thought I'd test it out myself this time, camera in one hand and phone in the other, quite useful to direct and bounce some fill light.
A series of mechanical devices control strings that move and ‘strum’ across the frame of suspended electric guitars to create various sounds and rhythms. While possibly looking like the work is left to chance, Scha’s work was very much rooted in mathematics, equations and creating specific rules to form autonomy within the work.
The Machines are currently operated by Dutch composer and musician Samuel Vriezen, since Scha's death in 2015.