I’m a photographer in so much as I have a camera and people are lucky enough to let me take photos of them and I often get something in return for my work. For my money, that’s the definition of success as a photographer.
That said, 2015 brought me a bit more than I had before: it let me shoot a music festival and tour for the first time ever. I literally got to use a hobby that’s become a ferociously burning passion to travel the country. That’s ludicrous. And so awesome I don’t even have the words.
So here’s a selection of some of my favorite photographs I’ve taken this year a little bit about them, for photo geeks and non-geeks alike.
I’d also like to take this time to thank everyone who’s supported me in anyway, or given me any opportunity, to take photographs in 2015. You’ve been instrumental in what I’m calling “my success.” If you’d like to help me do the same in the coming year I’ll probably buy you a drink or something.
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Though I was always sceptical that Yes could really the win the day, I still found myself incredibly disappointed when I awoke on September the 19th to find that Scotland had taken the democratic decision to remain a part of the United Kingdom.
My mates in Transcension now have an album out. An actual physical album. Old school.
So obviously the thing to do was promote said album with a show. So they did. And I went along with a camera and battled some ropey lightning to get some photographs.
I love photographing Swallows. They’re such a physical band that I end up working up a sweat myself just trying to keep up with them. Though its nothing to the sweat these guys produce playing their particular version of frantic and emotive post-hardcore.
By the standards I usually get around to editing photos this one is pretty late. It dates back to Sepetmber 18th.
This weeks photo of the week…I honestly remember next to nothing about it. But I’m going to persevere and write some stuff nonetheless.
I nearly always photograph bands from Glasgow in Glasgow, so its a nice change when a band have a different accent. Liverpool’s Triphazard were pretty cool, sometimes far too pop punk for my taste and other times pleasing disco and synth pop. A mixed set depending on your tastes.
I photograph this band more than I do any other really. Still not sick of it. Part of that might just be because they’re a great laugh and I get a free lift home, but there’s a reasonable chance some of it is because I really like the tunes. Pretty close call.