Although I’ve been fortunate enough to have photos of Orchid published in just about every Metal magazine on the planet, I’ve always felt that I’ve never truly captured the band live. Maybe it’s because I get into a total “fanboy” mode every time I see them, or maybe it’s because an Orchid show in San Francisco is so rare that when there is one, I just want to put the camera away, have a few beers, and take in one of my favorite bands. At any rate, I decided that this time I really needed to get into photographer mode, and see if I could finally get some decent live shots. And although the conditions at Slim’s are never too photographer friendly, I think I somewhat succeeded. Much thanks to both Orchid and the staff at Slim’s for giving me the access to photograph everything from sound check until well after the show with my camera.
Check out ümlaut for more about the night!