A place for my music photography

  • The Voyeurs, backstage portrait at  Night and Day, Manchester, 15th August 2014
  • Flaming Lips, Usher Hall, Edinburgh, 26th May 2014
  • Adam Green as part of my Instamatic for the People project
  • AAD Collage Print Available on Kickstarter
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/davidwala/a-a-d-photography-exhibition

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The Voyeurs Manchester Night & Day 15th August 2014

It was so great to catch up with The Voyeurs ( previously Charlie Boyer and the Voyeurs).

Although the band were delayed on the motorway getting to the gig , they still found the time to do some photographs with me after their soundcheck.

Here are three portraits done before the gig – one of which included me standing on top of chair which in turn was on top of a table. I think it was worth it. Looking forward to seeing them again later in the year

The Voyeurs, backstage portrait at  Night and Day, Manchester, 15th August 2014

The Voyeurs, backstage portrait at Night and Day, Manchester, 15th August 2014

The Voyeurs ( aka Charlie Boyer and the Voyeurs), Night & Day Cafe, Manchester, 15th August 2014

The Voyeurs, Manchester, 15th August 2014

The Voyeurs ( aka Charlie Boyer and the Voyeurs), Night & Day Cafe, Manchester, 15th August 2014

The Voyeurs, Night & Day Cafe, Manchester, 15th August 2014

 

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Fat White Family – The Kazimier Liverpool 18th August 2014

This was one of the wildest gigs have been to in a long time. I was down the front with the super enthusiastic crowd – I could not move around much but managed to get some shots that reflect the energy of the gig. 

 

Fat White Family, The Kazimier, Liverpool, 18th August 2014

Fat White Family, The Kazimier, Liverpool, 18th August 2014

My Year In Music Photography So Far…

I feel I should be updating my blog more since the turn of the year. Instead I have made a slide show of my music photography so far.

For me it has been an outstanding year for music, and I have seen some of my favourite and feel privileged to have photographed some of them.

I have also filmed four music videos in 2014, with more to follow before the end of the year

Thanks again to Goy Boy McIlroy for permission to use their song The Actor – which I have used to go with the slide show

Keeping Busy

I am extremely thankful that I have been very busy this year taking photographs and making videos. So unfortunately I have neglected this blog , to keep things fresh I am adding a few of my images that remind me of summer.

 

Flaming Lips, Usher Hall, Edinburgh, 26th May 2014

Flaming Lips, Usher Hall, Edinburgh, 26th May 2014

 

Howler,Leeds, 2nd April 2014

Howler,Leeds, 2nd April 2014

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Peculiar Disco Moves Boardroom

Peculiar Disco Moves Boardroom

It has been a busy beginning to 2014. I have worked on magazine assignments, photo shoots, live shows and videos.

Here is a composite image of Peculiar Disco Moves from a shoot in February

My First Music Video From April 2010- Brilliant Mind Our Osprey

Back in 2010 I made a video with one of my favourite bands Brilliant Mind at their practice room ( an old meat storage facility on an industrial estate. I have seen and photographed Brilliant Mind at loads of gigs and even done their first photo shoot.

Before the shoot we had a rough idea of how it would look and shot the video live with me in the centre getting the footage ( we did not have any shot list but I was familiar with the song so done everything intuitively). In hindsight there are loads of things I would change but I am still proud of what we achieved – especially considering  we done four takes with one camera. It has a great D.I.Y. feel similar to some videos shot by bands in New York in the late 1960s.

Once I shot the video neither myself or the band had the knowledge and/or software to edit this. So it has been on a hard drive since I  shot it. I am pleased to put it out there and make it public.

I did not attempt another music video until 18 months after this at then of 2011 – The Union Choir Your Melodica

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Penguin Classics Invisible Man by Ralph EllisonBook Cover

Ralph Ellison was born 100 years ago today. I am incredibly proud and moved that my photograph is the cover for the Penguin Classics print of the Invisible Man.

It is such a powerful and moving novel.

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