The Boston Circus Guild recently turned Club Oberon into a wild bacchanalia for one night. The number of incredible performers there made my head spin.
It was one of the most challenging shows I’ve shot (right up there with weddings!) but after all was said and done I’m fairly pleased with the results. I made more good photographs than I could ever hope to cram into one blog post, so it would greatly behoove you to wander through the full gallery.
Allow me to share a few though to entice you:
Rachel Stewart of Esh Aerial Arts:
Vadalna Dance Company:
A Different Spin (and with audience participation!):
(if you go into the gallery, you can even see these guys jumping on and smushing their faces into shards of broken glass.)
Providing music throughout the night, the incomparable Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band:
Audience and general scenes of mayhem!
Also in the gallery are some of my very best candid portraits ever. I’ve only included one up there, see if you can find two or three more in the gallery.
I am incredibly grateful to Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band and the Boston Circus Guild for inviting me. The energy that night could only be described as euphoric and everyone there were all amazing performers.
On Saturday Jucy Karkass opened for HUMANWINE [note: autoplay audio] at the Lily Pad in Cambridge. I was really happy to get to focus on them this time; the last time I heard them play was at the Boston Underground Film Festival Opening and by the time they took the stage I was exhausted from shooting Jaggery and The Army of Broken Toys. I knew I wanted to hear more though.
Just a preview. The rest of the photos from the SteamShipKillers release party should come tomorrow!
Kodak Tri-X 400, Leica 90mm f/2.5 Summarit-M. Rough edit of the photo, I’ll probably come back to this one and re-post it at some point.
Last night there was a stellar line up at TT the Bear’s for the Boston Underground Film Festival Tokyo Steampunk opening party: Owl Watcher, Jaggery, Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys, and HUMANWINE.
There are a total of forty one pictures in the full gallery. You should look through it, you’ll feel good! I present you with a few highlights:
If you’re one one of the musicians that I photographed I will happily give you un-watermarked, full-resolution images and rights to use them. Please let me know if you’re interested!
There was a delightful night of eclectic music on Thursday at The Armory Cafe. Performing was The Boston Typewriter Orchestra:
And last, but certainly not least, Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys:
There are a couple more in the gallery.
Post-processing these was slightly challenging – it felt like there was twenty million different lights in each shot, each with a different and weird color temperatures. I could have made different choices but ultimately I decided to try and make sure everyone’s skin tones looked vaguely natural; getting that wrong was more jarring, in my opinion, than any other option.
My muse was elusive at Friday night’s Jaggery & Sxip Shirey show at Cafe 939, but a couple came out well enough to share. I’m particularly happy with this first portrait of Sxip as he listened to Jaggery play:
Friday night I had the pleasure of attending a kick-ass show at Lily Pad in Inman Square – Kayla Oberlin opened for Kim Boekbinder, who was also joined by Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band!
I’m not going to play music critic aside from saying it was awesome and you should listen to their music and buy their stuff; instead I’ll show you the pictures I took:
There’s even a couple more in the gallery.
Go to their shows! Buy their music!