Sounds like a trip to the circus maybe? Another time ;)
I’ve had a couple of portrait photo shoots and work published.
Live photography can become a bit monotonous at times. You have to make the dullest visuals look interesting and tell a story – I’m not afraid to admit that sometimes it’s difficult. That’s until you are booked to shoot a band that goes to town with their performance. ‘Fire pictures’ were ones that I ticked off my mental “wish list” last time I shot German Industrial Metallers – Rammstein. Needless to say, I was more than excited to be shooting them again at the O2 Arena! Deathstars supported them on the ‘Made in Germany Tour’ and I had a shoot and some backstage pics with them (they will appear at a later date).
I shot this bit of footage on my iPhone at the start of the show. If you haven’t seen Rammstein live, it gives you just a tiny taster of the work they put into the show. You can check out their Official music videos to see what they get up to on stage. It’s a feast for the eyes!
That walkway lowered down and the band appeared on it, walking over the audience during the first song. It was loud, entertaining and mesmerizing!
Here’s the published page that appeared in Terrorizer Magazine, Issue 221, pg 90.
I also had a great shoot with Ju Jitsu Sensei – Sally-Anne – who also studies Yang style Tai Chi Chuan. Sally-Anne brought some beautiful Samurai and other swords with her. My first shoot with ‘live’ weapons. (yes another tick off my “wish list”)
Here’s a pic taken with Instagram of the swords at the studio. You can find me on Instagram by searching for mariegcphoto.
Sally-Anne is practised in “Short Form”, “Long Form”, “Short Swords” and “Straight Swords”. It was so great working with her in the studio, the movements were so graceful and creative with a weapon so sharp and dangerous! You can check her out in action at Total Self Defence Ltd.
Last, and by no means least, I shot with this stunning singer – Alice. With hair and looks that could stop traffic, she was a joy to shoot with :)
The shoot for was Alice’s forthcoming album. I had a sneaky listen while we were at the studio. It’s very diverse! She has an attitude like Debbie Harry meets Lady Gaga. Can’t be a bad thing can it?
Here’s a picture in colour also, so you can see what I mean about the hair. So good, you could eat it!
Alice? Who the f*ck is Alice? THIS is Alice! You better watch out.