Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Coldplay @

So. I have sort of a weird outlook on Coldplay now. I didn't like them when "Yellow" hit...then I came around when the "A rush of blood to the head" album came I sort of don't like them again. And to make it worse, I got the confirmation that I would be shooting them...but was told to bring a long lens, I wasn't real happy. (This meant, I'd be shooting from far away.) Normally, this sort of thing is expected at shows with 'older' band members on stage. Anyways, whatever. They played. It was good. A bit dark to start with...from a photog's point of view. But I managed to get a few shots I liked.


The bad thing about having to use a long lens, and only having one camera, is that I can miss some cool shots. For example, at the end of the 4th song (when the photogs get kicked out) Chris and Jonny ran to the cat walk where I was stationed, and I couldnt take a single photo. I tried to change lenses, but by the time I did, they were gone. Shame.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Fender Jaguar project

So. In my band, Smokescreen, I play a Fender Jaguar as my main guitar...which I had customized, some time back, to feature new pickups, different switching, and added phasers to it. Just basically more ways to get more noises out of the guitar. And it looks spiffy.

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Anyways. I decided to do it again, to a different Jag, but this time I'd wire it all myself, with slightly different pickups. And I added a cutoff switch...again...more noise. But I did all this on a used guitar, which had some body damage. Rather than repair it, I decided to make the damage much worse. Thereby, giving it more character. I beat it up with a hammer and screwdriver...dragged it across the concrete...burned it...raked the rock yard with all the metal pieces...until it was good and ready. Basically a really fun and destructive project.

Anyways, I'm in love with the guitar now...check out the new photos!

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I will add more to this blog later. Such as: selections from photoshoots I go on, some info on the shoot itself, some behind the scenes shots...maybe some things I wouldnt normally post on my photo page, like personal projects...and whatever else I feel like cramming on this thing.