Rudimentals & Grassy Spark at Kirstenbosch

Sun
26 March 2017

A decidedly better experience all-round than my last shoot at Kirstenbosch, the second last Summer Concert for the season featured the Rudimentals and Grassy Spark, bubble machines and all the good vibes.

A great way to spend a Sunday evening, here are some shots from the day.

Grassy Spark  Rudimentals

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Pixies (USA) and Springbok Nude Girls at Kirstenbosch

Thurs
16 March
2017

This was a frustrating one for me and I feel the need to rant a bit, please indulge me.

I’ve shot several concerts at Kirstenbosch over the years and never have I encountered so many photographic restrictions. While we were given freedom of movement around the field and crowd for supporting act (and local legends) Springbok Nude Girls, there was no photo pit for accredited media and we were restricted to shooting just the first three songs (which is standard practice for international acts but usually we get some kind of vantage point for those songs, a pit or platform etc.) from an awkward angle and through the crowd. It was next to impossible.

I imagine this was probably a restriction imposed by the Pixies and not the organisers who, to their credit, listened when the small (a few didn’t seem to show up for the escort, choosing rather to disappear into and shoot from the crowd, unrestricted) disgruntled group of us complained – five minutes before the band started – and allowed us to shoot from the other side of the field.  It was still far away and through people but it was way better than the original position.

These situations happen unfortunately, and sometimes you rally in the face of restrictions and the work you create is all the better for it… For me at least, this was not one of those times. Here are some shots of the Springbok Nude Girls and, if you squint, the Pixies.

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Ashes (BE), Vulvodynia and Peasant at Club Med

Fri
10 March
2017

I’m always happy shooting at Club Med, the venue has become the perfect haven for all things hardcore and punk and you always know what a gig there will entail: a lot of carnage. Most recently said carnage was provided by young Belgians Ashes, supported by Vulvodynia (who I admit stole the show for me) and Peasant.

Here are some shots of the night.

AshesPeasant  Vulvodynia

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PISCES POP CT Edition : Sol Gems, Hellcats and Diamond Thug at Manila Bar

Fri 3 March 2017

I love Hellcats, they’re always one of the most exciting and energetic bands to watch and shoot. Last week they supported Sol Gems for their celebration of their collective  March/piscese birthdays at Manila Bar, along with Diamond Thug, who were a last minute lineup addition (funnily they were also a last minute substitution the last time I saw them, a week before.)

Sol Gems  Hellcats

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Dangerfields, Diamond Thug and Caelo at Mercury

Sat 25 February 2017

This was a weird one…on paper this gig seemed great (I’m a fan of all the bands and generally enjoy watching them) but somehow it didn’t translate to a great real-life experience. For whatever reason I just wasn’t feeling it, and to be honest I struggled a bit being there. The vibe was just off. It’s unfortunate, but it happens sometimes. Ah well, I’m sure next time will be better.

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