Mar 20

Gyroscope @ HQ Leederville 130308

Category: Live Photography


I’ve been shooting for a few years now, and Perth’s not exactly a huge town, so it’s a new thing to come across a venue I haven’t shot at before. The latest installment of Myspace’s Secret Show series was taking place at HQ, the main dedicated all-ages venue in Perth. Being that most bands will play 18+ shows as well as all-ages I tend to go to those shows instead. However, Gyroscope aren’t ‘most bands’ and I was more than willing to brave the unknown and take on the role of Myspace shooter for the day.

Dan - Gyroscope
First gig with the Sigma 10-20mm. Perfect subjects.

Zoran - Gyroscope

Brad - Gyroscope
Wussed out of the front row after three songs. Was getting pummelled from behind, and the head of Brad’s bass was a little too close to MY head for comfort.

Rob - Gyroscope
Asked Rob if I could take a few quick snaps of him during soundcheck. Lucky I did, I didn’t manage one clear shot during the actual show. Plus, it was an opportunity for a bit of a different perpective.

The show was everything you’d usually expect from a Gyros show. I’ve actually been to more AA Gyroscope shows than 18+ cause I enjoy them so much more. The kids really get into it and are there cause they LOVE the band, where the pub shows seem to fall victim to bogan punters looking to get drunk and rowdy. And I’m not usually one for AA shows full stop, but the Gyroscope fans are just such NICE kids.

After the show there was a signing, which meant getting the ol’ flash out and trying to remember how to expose properly with the bloody thing. I still see flash as a last resort, not an aid to better photos, so I’m still yet to take the time out to ‘learn it’. ETTL FTW!

Post-show signing
Was standing on the bench they were sitting on (the black thing down the bottom is the top of Zok’s head) so I got a nice angle to compress things and make the situation look a little more hectic and crowded than it was.

Post-show signing
There’s allllways shoes

Next thing up on the agenda this weekend is the Good Cop Bad Cop showcase at Amplifier, and I’ve got tickets to Jeff Martin at the Fly By Night on Sunday, but I’m not sure yet if I’m going to take photos, or just go to enjoy it. I’ve got 3/4 of a roll of ISO400 colour film I want to get rid of so might be the best opportunity I get for a while.

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  1. Gav C March 23rd, 2008 10:53 pm

    and now, your pics are all over Myspace – nice work, lady!

    Do have fun at Jeff, I didn’t even realise he was playing here.

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