Film detour

June 07th, 2009 | Category: Live Photography
Nathan Gaunt, Fly By Night
Nathan Gaunt, Fly By Night

A few quick shots from a roll I picked up the other day. This one had been sitting in the camera for months before I finished it at an Eskimo Joe show a week or so ago, and I couldn’t even really remember what was on it! Turns out it was photos taken at the launch for Nathan Gaunt’s latest CD at the Fly By. They were all absolutely terrible, ridiculously overexposed, and I’ve got no real explaination for it. This is the first roll of ISO3200 I’ve actually SHOT at ISO3200 (I accidentally rated the last roll at ISO1600, and things were obviously a bit blown out), so I was expecting a little bit better. I suspect the meter had been changed from Spot to Center Weighted, but I don’t remember doing it, so I’ve got no idea how it happened.


I expected them to be grainy (obviously), but I did get a bit ‘Woah!’ when I picked up the prints. Looks like it was snowing inside the venue. I’ve only got one roll of ISO3200 left, and somehow I don’t think I”ll be restocking. The grain does add some character to some shots, but in these days of ultra-low digital noise it just looks WEIRD.


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Kav & Kisschasy on 35mm

June 19th, 2008 | Category: Live Photography

Kisschasy, Metropolis Fremantle

After a couple of attempts with film, I was looking to experiment a little bit, to try some different films & different situations, and to see how it all turned out. First show was Kav Temperley & Friends at the Rocket Room on the 31st of May, using Fuji Superia ISO1600 colour film. The next night was Kisschasy at Metropolis Fremantle, using Kodak T-Max ISO3200 black and white.



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May 28th, 2008 | Category: Live Photography

Bliss n Eso, Amplifier

The last month has been pretty good fun, marred in the middle by the fact I got sick and missed 4-5 shows cause I was laid up in bed. You win some, you lose some, right?


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Kickin’ it old school

April 09th, 2008 | Category: Live Photography

Kevin Devine crowd, Soundwave 2008

The other week, I did something novel. I paid for, and went to a show for fun. And doubly novel? Took my film camera along. (NB. I do quite often go to shows for fun, I’m not that jaded! Though often my ‘fun’ shows are friends’ bands and I don’t have to pay)

I hadn’t touched a film camera since photography class in high school (2001, for those interested), and I’d only recently become confident enough in my digital skills to take the whole game back to film. Jeff Martin’s show at the Fly By seemed a good starter. Guy sitting on a chair for the whole set, static lighting…easy right? Kinda.