I took this photo at Homegame in front of the Anstruther Town Hall. The wandering minstrel that is Men Diamler entertained the crowd waiting to get into the hall with old folk songs. During one of his songs the guy in the catering van surprised everyone by popping out his head and singing the chorus. I think this shot perfectly sums up not just Men Diamler but the whole ethos of Homegame.
At T in the Park this year, Glasgow’s Mitchell Museum performed an impromptu gig outside in the rain for an interview. This shot was of two of the band members tuning up before hand. It was an interesting shoot but really wet – I kept thinking their guitars were going to fill up with water because the rain was almost horizontal!
This one is of Danananaykroyd‘s Calum Gunn at the BBC Introducing stage at TITP in 2009. The band’s a dream for a photographer to shoot because they interact with the crowd and, quite clearly, the crowd loves it. They’re such an energetic band and this shot captures their enthusiasm perfectly. Calum really is an incredible performer.
Over the Wall performing at the Wee Red Bar was interesting to photograph, as is any gig at that college venue. The lack of stage and scant lighting make it very difficult to photograph without flash and let’s face it, no one likes flash at gigs. The red and yellow lighting here was interesting to show the contrast between the two musicians.
This is one of my favourite music images. I photographed Nick Cave at the Corn Exchange and I only had three songs to get shots. Unfortunately the lighting was terrible and I had to push my ISO up as high as I could get. This photo is quite grainy but the expression on Mr. Cave‘s face is worth it.