Alessio Michelini Photography

Jake Bugg @ The Olympia Theatre

19 November 2013

Once again I went to a gig that I couldn't say I like it, but I think it could be interesting to photograph. To be fair it wasn't the first time I saw Jake Bugg live, as I saw him this summer at the Longitude Festival, but I arrived too late to catch the first three songs, so I probably felt like I had a score to settle with him, and when I saw he was doing a gig in the Olympia I put my name down for the photo pass.
For a very young man, if I'm not wrong he's still a teenager, I was expecting a bit more action on that stage. I'm not saying he had to break guitars or set on fire anything, but at least move a little bit more, as he was essentially (no offence Jake) a pole on the stage. Don't get me wrong, he is good, especially for his age, but a bit more action it helps for the photos.
After the gig I still not a fan of him, he is good, but he just doesn't play the kind of music I like, personal taste, and if you like that music go to see him.
To photograph, despite the lack of action and jumps, the lights were pretty great, well, at the moment I thought they were ok, but at the end, once imported and developed in Lightroom, they turned very well, probably way more than I expected.
Thankfully there were no photo release to sign, just the usual "three songs no flash", plus a lot of screaming girls.
Down here you can see some of the best shots of that night, and here the full set on my flickr page.