Saturday, 22 February 2014

Kerrang Tour Southampton Guildhall 2014


Limp Bizkit, Crossfaith & Nekrogoblikon

I was lucky enough to bag a press pass for this years Kerrang tour (kindness of SJM concerts and featuring Limp Bizkit and friends.
And what a great gig it was and totally sold out. It's the first time I have photographed at Southampton's Guildhall and I love the set up they have there, mainly the low stage which lets you shoot a really good head on image. It turned out to be a bit nostalgic too as its where I had my graduation many moons ago ...sigh..
I love shooting metal bands as there's so much energy and sheer dedication to the performances the bands put in and tonight was no exception.
Sadly I missed Baby Godzilla but Nekrogoblikon were awesome. what's not to like? sheer power with a dancing goblin..Sorted!
They were followed by Crossfaith who were equally superb and brilliant to photograph and then Limp Bizkit who put on a blinder.
The lighting was a lot better than I expected and its great to have bands play up to the camera. Tonight we were spoilt.
loads of images from the night can be found here on the safeconcerts website
for now here's a few from the night
Rock on!
Seb X

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

London Grammar 02 Academy 2014


Another packed out show at the 02


So after a late call from a fellow photographer friend I raced down to the 02 to catch London Grammar and do a bit of photo coverage for
I was slightly gutted that I missed the support acts and no confirmation of a photo pass leaving me to take a chance at the last minute. (these things happen so you take it on the chin) Luckily I got there in time to shoot LG.
A new one on me but we were informed that we could only shoot from one position in the pit and strictly no moving around. This of course means less variety in the shots and especially if the lights aren't  in your favour you're pretty screwed.
Of course this is all good practice and luckily the band put on a great show and all the local togs were pretty happy with their images.
Seb X

Sunday, 16 February 2014

The 197502 Academy


Sold out show at the 02

So I headed down to the 02 on Friday to cover The 1975 for
The fans queued round the block in the rubbish weather to get to see one of the UK's up and coming bands.
First on was Wolf Alice who were pretty awesome followed by The Neighbourhood then The 1975.
All 3 bands put on a great show but from a Togs point of view the lighting was pretty dire, dark and back lit .... But saying that a challenge makes you a better photographer, plus I only had one lens for the show which makes it a bit harder but hey I bagged a few shots and saw some good acts.
for more info on the bands see the links below.
So here are a few shots from the other night, more images can be found at