Posts Tagged ‘Chrome Molly’

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So Stonedeaf was also my first main festival as a photographer. As Chrome Molly were my reason for being there and, also being a fan of the band, gave this a nice buzz for me.

Now being a band photographer has an added advantage to the other photographers at any gig as you get to shoot the entire set, whilst they only get three songs to capture their images. If you ever wonder why some artists seem to produce exclusive live photographic images its because they save particular poses or stunts purely for their in house team or chosen photographer.

Chrome Molly had no such intentions of selective imagery and gave the same 100%, as did all the bands on the day, from the first bars of the first song. I was just lucky in having that additional time to pick out images and clearly the back stage / pre set preparations. The whole thing was over in a heartbeat and we were soon backstage, with a cold one or two, discussing the set.

This isn’t a review, though I continued to capture things for them until they finally went on their way. At this point I was lucky enough to have been given an all access pass so decided to shoot a few other bands too.

Chrome Molly are –

Steve Hawkins, John Foottit, Andy Barrott, Nic Wastell & Greg Ellis.

Find them here – Chrome Molly

Pics –

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May was a slightly quieter month, than usual, though it also became one which would see my live concert photography coverage expand.

Things started with Chrome Molly at the Yardbirds in Grimsby. Chosen to be one of the initial bands to play at the newly created Stonedeaf Festival in Newark they embarked on a small Uk tour. Knowing how promotion works I offered to cover the Yardbirds event and subsequently splash some images about, thus creating a buzz for both the band and festival alike.

The Yardbirds is a lovely little venue that caters for all kinds of rock and always has something going on. Whilst the stage is small, compact and has limited lighting, the sound is superb and to be fair thats what counts.

I took a healthy amount of images, thus giving the band plenty to choose from and link Stonedeaf into them also. This benefits me as the photographer with image circulation, the band with exposure and the festival with additional online tags. Things worked out well with this though I will discuss on a future post.

The second main job of the month was ironically also in Grimsby. I was asked to take a specific set of images with regards to specific apparatus, which again was to be used for promotional purposes. This was done as requested, the client extremely happy with the results, though as of typing this post I have not been paid and thus the images not used. It still bemuses me why people go to such lengths and then claim poverty etc.

Anyway a couple of pics –

Chrome Molly at the Yardbirds

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And the cover image for Grimsby Gymnastics.

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