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Daily Prompt – Dilemma

What a very appropriate daily prompt I see today.  A one word prompt that sums up my summer.  The fact is that I have been so crazy busy for the last four months that my blog has taken a back seat.  My dilemma has been that something has to give and sadly paid work has to take priority over writing for fun.

There is a great deal of irony because it was this WordPress blog that directly led me into the world I now inhabit.  I began writing here to give myself a creative outlet after being forced to take early retirement on the grounds of ill health (depression.)

I now find myself writing and photographing for two music magazines and an USA based news agency.  All of that, my drift into creating art and becoming a professional photographer began right here on WordPress.  As a consequence I feel that this little corner of the internet is a part of me, it is largely responsible for me being in a totally creative world and for my current happiness and sense of well-being.

As a bit of fun I present you with another Dilemma.  On Saturday I attended an all day photoshoot with four other photographers and six lovely models.  During the first part of the day I was shooting a beautiful model dressed as an autumnal Poison Ivy.  By coincidence the adjacent room also had a Poison Ivy so we all got together to shoot a slice of double trouble.  The Dilemma?  How do you choose your favourite Poison Ivy from these two beautiful lady’s?

Weekly Photo Challenge – Quest

Weekly Photo Challenge – Quest

I have been so busy this summer that my poor blog has been sadly neglected.  Thankfully thing are calming down now so its time to get back into the habit.

A attended a group photo session on Saturday five photographers and six models in a studio housed in an old brewery building.  During the shoot I captured these images of two people who had certainly been on a quest!! 😉

Weekly Photo Challenge – Opposites

This weeks photo challenge is called Opposites and asks us to make two opposing elements come together in one photograph.

I do like to cheat a little on these challenges so thought I would show a photo composite I created this week.

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Enter Shikari Release Live Video of ‘Redshift’ from Ally Pally

Enter Shikari today unveil a live video for recent single ‘Redshift’, recorded at the bands biggest headline show to date at London’s Alexandra Palace.
Whilst plans were afoot to release the whole show visually in some way or another, technology had other ideas; and so the band members jumped in to salvage what they could, in the DIY fashion that has become their stock-in-trade.
We’ll let frontman Rou Reynolds elaborate :
“After such a spectacle, we decided to cobble together and edit the footage from the jumbotrons on the night. Unfortunately a lot of the crowd footage was warped and unusable, but we were only able to put together one great track rather a whole show, but we hope this’ll give yous an idea of the energy on the night. As I edited the video, Rory and our engineer / foxy hunk Tim Morris edited the audio too.

Being such a DIY tour  – programming the video screen content and 4.1 surround sound mix ourselves, for example – it seems only right and proper that we apply that approach to the documentation of the show too. Victory snatched from the jaws of defeat, and all that”.

Full audio from the show does, however, exist. It is currently at mixing stage and will move into the “what are we doing with it now we have it?” stage very soon.
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Enter Shikari are spending the summer appearing at various European festivals (including a one-off 5000 capacity outdoor headline show in Budapest, Hungary), and will end their working year with tours of Japan & Australia, while demoing new material filling in the gaps in the diary.

JULY
Tues 5th – Czech Republic – Rock For People
Fri 15th – Romania – Electric Castle
Sat 30th – Russia – Amber Beach
AUGUST
Thur 11th – Latvia – Kubana
Fri 19th – Ukraine – Zaxidfest
Sat 20th – Germany – Rock Am See
Mon 22nd – Austria – And There Come The Wolves
Wed 24th – Hungary – Budapest Babanegra Track (headline show)
Thur 25th – Poland – Czad Festival
SEPTEMBER
Sat 3rd – Italy – Home Festival
Tues 6th – Japan – Tokyo (w/ Crossfaith + Beartooth + Noisemaker)
Thur 8th – Japan – Osaka (w/ Crossfaith + Beartooth + Noisemaker)
Fri 9th – Japan – Nagoya  (w/ Crossfaith + Beartooth + Noisemaker)
Sat 10th – Japan – Tokyo (w/ Crossfaith + Beartooth + Noisemaker)
Mon 19th – Australia – Melbourne (w/ Hacktivist + Stories)
Tues 20th – Australia – Brisbane (w/ Hacktivist + Stories)
Wed 21st – Australia – Sydney (w/ Hacktivist + Stories)
Thur 22nd – Australia – Adelaide (w/ Hacktivist + Stories)
Sat 24th – Australia – Fremantle (w/ Hacktivist + Stories)

Download Festival – Artists Saturday

A week ago we were dodging the rain at Download Festival and watching some great bands at the same time.

Here are a few photos of the bands that captured my imagination a week ago today.

Download Festival – Friday bands

Happy Friday everyone.  The weekend is here again.

This time last week we were at Download so it is only fitting that I share some photographs of the bands who captured my imagination just a week ago.  Is anyone else feeling that Download was a long time ago?