Studio Now Open And Equipped

It has been a busy month equipping my studio and planning for the future – it is a daunting time but I am chasing my dream. Pictures to follow in a later blog.

In January I done a shoot with a high profile band and look forward to unveiling the results from the shoot soon – I am sure  there will be more shoots to follow in my studio. If you want to do a shoot drop me a line david@davidwala.com.

My Instamatic for the People project is progressing – I have made a decision to draw a line under this project with an exhibition in May – as soon as I have confirmed a venue I will post the information on here.

I did not shoot as many gigs I would have liked in January but the highlight was Pulled Apart by Horses at The Cluny in Newcastle some of the images are on my website

Anyhow I am keeping this short but from the heart – rather than rambling on like some type of infomercial

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Killing Floor, Kele, Adam Green, Instamatic For The People, RPM, And Other News

Killing Floor, Kele, Adam Green, Instamatic For The People, RPM, And Other News

It has been a busy time for me lately.

It gives me a real buzz when bands use my images – the Killing Floor are using my images here:

Killing Floor Myspace

Killing Floor Facebook

I am looking forward to when they return to the UK later in the year.

 On 4 July a local independent record store R.P.M. celebrated Independence Day by putting on a gig in the square outside their record shop. It sis so good to support local stores so we all can have more choice not just one or two large chains that just stock whatever is popular. Some of my photographs from the gig are in the gallery . Check out R.P. M. here:
http://www.myspace.com/rpmrecordshop
RPM Independence Day
This  also gave me the opportunity to photograph some more musicians for my Instamatic For The People project including members of Maybe Myrtle Tyrtle, and Cult Image. The images can be found in the gallery: Instamatic For The People
On 8 July I shot the gig by Kele at Newcastle Digital I only had first three songs from the crowd to shoot the gig and shot it with my 50mm prime lens. It made it more challenging as it was difficult to move around the audience and obviously could not zoom in or out to change the composition. Some of the images are in the gallery

This week on Monday ( 12 July 2010) I shot the Adam Green his gig at Sheffield Academy. It was my first visit to this venue – it was a good vibe there in the Academy 2. Unfortunately there was no photo  pit so I shot the gig from the crowd and from the side of the stage. It is always a pleasure to shoot any of Adam’s gigs he is always entertaining and most importantly he has some outstanding tunes. I also bought his instrumental soundtrack album Musik For A Play – I need to have my turntable repaired so I can hear it. Some pictures from the gig are in my Adam Green Gallery.

Last week I had some of my work published by Glorious Noise:

Evan Dando at Newcastle Cluny here:

Evan Dando Newcastle Cluny

Peter Doherty Barnsley here:

Peter Doherty Barnsley

I have just been updating my computer and had to download some new software for my Canon 5D Mkii to be compatible with Windows 7 – if you are looking for codecs and or software check http://software.canon-europe.com/products/0010678.asp

No Expectations Rock N Roll Photography Exhibition Square Yard Gallery Newcastle 23 March – 26 March

o Expectations Rock N Roll Photography Exhibition Square Yard Gallery Newcastle 23 March - 26 March

I am having another exhibition with some work featured at my exhibition in January and new photographs from this year.

It is being held at Square Yard Gallery 14 Blandford Square Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 4HZ. It is on the same side street as the Discovery Museum and opposite Dance City. Please see the link to Google Maps:

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