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Gig: Carl Barât & The Jackals, Asylums + Trampolene

Carl Barât & The Jackals

Last week I covered a last minute gig as another photographer couldn’t cover it. Headliners was Carl Barât (of The Libertines) & The Jackals. Was at Scala which I usually enjoy – but on this ocassion it was really tricky – Scala has a pit but is quite narrow. Usually it’s fine with 3 or 4 of us – but on this occasion there were 8-9 of us! Also lighting was really dark and the odd pint would get chucked over!.

Carl Barât & The Jackals

http://carlbaratandthejackals.com
https://www.facebook.com/carlbarat
https://twitter.com/carlbaratmusic

Asylums

http://www.asylumsband.com/
https://twitter.com/Asylumsband
https://www.facebook.com/asylumsuk

Trampolene

http://www.trampolene.co.uk/
https://www.facebook.com/trampoleneofficial
https://twitter.com/trampolene_band

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Gig: The Coronas + The Carnabys

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What was supposed to be my second of four in the week but is actually first as the gig at Heaven club was postponed.

I like the setup at Scala – there’s a mini pit but us photographers can also stand at the side and enjoy the gig too.

The lighting for the headliners (The Coronas) wasn’t so good though – lots of back-lighting, smoke and strobes. FOr photography purposes it could have really done with more lighting on the band.

Enjoyed both bands.

The Carnabys

Spotify:  The Carnabys

 

The Coronas

Spotify : The Coronas

 

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Gig photography

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As of January the Image library/photography agency I work for were bought by a larger company that does much the same – but in addition they also do news photography. This includes news items, premiers and red carpet and also gigs and festivals.

As most of these are of course in the evening I can do them as well as a day job (IT for said image library/company).

The system works via a library manager – they compile a list of suitable gigs and then just before the month starts mails this out to all photographers looking to cover gigs. The photographers then mail their preference back within a couple of days plus any extras they may want to cover that may not have been on the list. The diary manager then allocates these as they fit – a mix of quality, reliability, any others wanting to cover the same event etc. They then send off for access/pass. These aren’t guaranteed – and often are only confirmed a day or two before the gig.

So I’ve started asking for a few gigs as and when I can do them. I’m choosing on a mix of when I’m free, if there are any gigs I fancy, and if I think any are news-worthy i.e. the pictures may sell. So far I’ve had a couple of nice gigs. Some medium to high profile, others less so.

Here are a couple of galleries from recent shows, I will try to upload more as I cover them.

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Bastille supported by Kyla La Grange At Somerset House

Train at 100 Club

Benjamin Booker at 100 Club

Calvin Harris supported by Kiesza at iTunes Festival

This one was a bit tricky – allowed in the pit for Kiesza – but as calvin Harris was up in a tall DJ booth we had to go to the back tier of Roundhouse and shoot with telephotos. Alright for some – one of the Getty guys had the Getty 400mm f2.8 – a £7.3K lens!

Luke Sital-Sing supported by Karima Francis at Scala

 

I’ve also done one of the days of the festival “On Blackheath” and Ben Howard / Hozier at iTunes Festival – I’ll look to show a few of these later.