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The Parlotones

The South African Band The Parlotones made a swing through Seattle and I was lucky enough to get some shots of them. Unfortunately the venue wasn’t the best as there is a giant pole in the middle of the stage. Be sure to check out the photos I took of them on their prior tours.

You can see two sets of shots of them from the High Dive Set #1 and Set #2 in Seattle from a year ago. And a photo set from The Showbox Sodo and an interview with singer Kahn Morbee on Flotzam.com.

Twitter: @parlotones

Journey Through The Shadows on iTunes

Push Me To The Floor (single) on iTunes

 

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Rodrigo y Gabriela

A couple years ago I had the chance to shoot Rodrigo y Gabriela at Marymoor park. Prior to shooting them I had never heard their music or knew their story. An acoustic guitar duo that can just flat out rock is rare. After seeing them I will say that I’m sold as a fan. They have an intensity in their eyes that is amazing and their hands flew over their guitars appearing to hardly move yet enormous sounds come out.

After hearing a story about their new album Area 52 on NPR I had to go back to the archives and share some photos. I can’t wait to have the opportunity to shoot them again.

Twitter: @RodGab

Area 52 on iTunes

11 11 on iTunes

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Mistress and the Misters

A band out of Spokane called Mistress and the Misters played the Funhouse in Seattle years ago. I was going my archives and thought they would be worth putting up. They have since broken up but that is only to be expected in the world of Indie-Rock. They had some great outfits and a stage presence that was well worth seeing.

Enjoy.

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Tilly And The Wall 2

Here are a few more images of Tilly and The Wall. Be sure to have a look at my other post about them here too.

Enjoy them.

Twitter: @officialtatw

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Swimming The List by Susie Lee

As I wrote about in an earlier post I had the chance to shoot some dance recently. The project was for Susie Lee and was a real blast. It was the first time working with artists that controlled the light in such a way as to make the light itself a character in the dance. Visual Artist Keeara Rhoades played the part of the light through a set of LCD projectors and some pretty cool software that allowed her to move the light in real time with Ying Zhou the dancer.

As for the cinematography. There was little time for me to shoot before during rehearsal due to logistics. Which meant most of the shooting was done the day before and right after the final performance. The time we spent shooting during the dress rehearsal meant that lighting cues were still being worked out as well as light intensity and colors. We would start to shoot Ying and midway through a shot the light would go from blue to orange. Or, it would drop in intensity all of a sudden. This meant that as I would watch the footage it was all a jumble of mixed light.

Since B&W is immune to color temperature changes…Voila! Make it B&W! Another thing about dropping the color was the editor Ian Louthan was able to boost the contrast and bring some solidity back to the moving light. On a down note going B&W did lead to some noise in a couple shots which is never fun.

In the end it all came together to make a film that is something that captures the essence of the piece and became a whole new stand alone piece too. Everyone was great to work with and I really hope to work with everyone that was part of this project again soon.

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