Occasional Moments of Brilliance

Photography that is always great, and occasionally brilliant.

Posts tagged ‘music’

Fluid Impulse

I had the opportunity to photograph Brandon, TJ and Steven of the band Fluid Impulse a few times during the summer. While hanging out with the guys before the shows, I enjoyed listening to the conversation shift from critiques of the other bands to last minute set list and wardrobe changes. Each of them brought different influences and experience to the conversation, and then performed with one voice during the show. These three are currently involved with separate projects but I look forward to working with them again in the future.

Stage lighting quality in these venues varies quite a bit. Most of my images were shot with the aperture close to wide open, which allowed me to focus on each member of the band individually.

You can keep up with their latest developments here: www.fluidimpulse.com

Noraebang

Anxiously I descended the neon lit steps of the drab looking post-war era concrete building in Incheon. I was struggling to remember the last time I had sung anything outside of the comfort of my car with the windows rolled up. The only memory I had took me back to the days of high school choir performances. Any hopes that I harbored of being able to disappear into the background were dashed when we entered into our room, which was a semicircle of couches with a table in the center, disco ball, and giant screen dominating one wall…it was about the size of my kitchen back home. My insecurity quickly evaporated once the tunes began to flow. I belted out ‘Proud Mary’ and sang along on a few duets. By the end of the evening, I was hooked. I found the ubiquitous Noraebang (literally, singing room) in every city, sometimes on nearly every street corner in even the smallest towns in South Korea.

The Classical Look

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Recently, had a portrait session with local musician Adam Babaric. We had agreed on a basic look that would be classy and professional, and also portray the warm and intimate atmosphere, which he hopes to provide for his clients. As I did a final check of lighting and exposure, Adam began to play Lagrima by Torroba. With a dark studio space and Adam lit only by the modeling light playing a beautiful classical guitar piece completed the mood for a beautiful session.