09 April 2014
As I said in a previous post, March was pretty busy on the music photography side, and aside the several gig I took, I also had the chance to photograph Extra Fox (briefly called Kuma Hana), which is the solo project of Neil Adams, one of the minds behind one of the most interesting irish bands emerged in the past few years: The Cast Of Cheers.
For the shoot I was thinking to several options, but a few days before the shoot I discovered a new place in Dublin, the Tivoli Car Park, right in the middle of the Liberties. I know that graffiti are a bit of a cliché, especially when the artist plays electronic music, but it is just because the mood of the graffiti fits perfectly with the type of music, so I decided for the cliché and to do the photo shoot there. Also during the shooting Neil told me that he lived there for a while, so he was in some way connected to that place, which is perfect for me as it create a bond between his music and my photos.
As usual I used quite minimal gear for my shoot, as I don't have an assistant I can't really carry much stuff, and for shootings like this one where I'm on the street, I have only two light sources, a speedlite with a cheap umbrella on a cheap stand, and the sun.
And as usual I brought with me plenty of lenses knowing that at the end I use only one, the Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 L USM. That's the lens I use 99% of the time when I'm doing this kind of shooting, and a good 50% of the photos I took at live gigs are shot with this lens as well. For me the 35mm is the perfect focal lens, you can use it for pretty much everything.
Anyway, down here you can find the best photos I took of Extra Fox for The Thin Air, and as usual you can find the set on my flickr account.