It had been a while since I had been out to photograph a 'live' local band. After the end of CHICAGO's ROCK, I was pretty burnt out on the local scene and other than by the same few consistently hard-working bands, there wasn't much I hadn't already seen or that sparked much of an interest in me.
A few weeks ago, I got wind of an upcoming show featuring one of my favorite local bands, a band by the name of Veilside, which was opening for another band which is co-led by one of my good friends Mike Posch and his music partner, the talented Pamela Moore, who some may know as Queensrÿche's Sister Mary. That particular show was on a Friday night at a medium-sized area club. It had been more than 5 years since the Pamela Moore Band (who are from Seattle, WA) had played in Chicago, so with that in mind and the fact that I loved their new album (Resurrect Me), I set out to enjoy some good music and take some photos at the same time.
I had a great time at the show. Ran into a number of people I hadn't seen in quite sometime and the tunes were great. While this is one of the nicer clubs, with very decent lights, I wish the lighting could have been done better and really made the bands "shine" visually onstage, but it is what is. I wasn't there to "work" but rather to enjoy the music, see my friends and casually capture a few images.
Below are a some of the photos I made that night. Hope you enjoy them and that you too get a chance to go out and check out a band of your liking soon.
Until next time!
Well, it's certainly has been a while since I've done an update here. My time has been consumed by non-photography issues for several months now, but I've managed to squeeze some shoots here and there.
As I prepare for what is shaping up to be a busy spring and summer season and I review some of the images I created over the past few months, I can't help but be grateful at the fact that #1 → winter is pretty much over, and #2 → that as cold and brutal as it was, it provided me with some great opportunities to create some amazing images and photographs.
I like how the weather changes the landscape in such a way that it seems as though you're in a different world sometimes. Knowing the type of results I get out of these outings, encourage me and make it worth all the layers of clothing that have to be worn to be out there and the harsh conditions we photographers have to endure sometimes in order to "get the shot".
I like to look for imagery and interesting formations in the ice, much the same as we sometimes do when looking up at the clouds. Whereas it's ice or trees or clouds, it is very interesting to see the things nature shows us sometimes.
Buildings and animals make interesting subjects in the winter also. The challenge they pose (at least for me) is to show them in a way that says something as opposed to something just sitting there. Animals tend to sometimes be a bit difficult to track and photograph in their natural habitat without bothering them, but when it happens, it's pretty cool.
I hope you've enjoyed these photographs and images. I also hope you too had a chance to get out and shoot something this winter.
Thank you again for checking out and reading my blog.
Until next time...!