Photos from the Death Angel Record Release show at Slim’s on October 17, 2013. If you dig these photos, I’d appreciate it if you could take a quick second and head over to my new Facebook Photography Page and give it a ‘like’. Thanks!
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!
Soilwork at Slim’s….
After the last few months of photographing bands in Arenas, Amphitheatres, and at Festivals, it was nice to shoot a show like this again. No barricade, no 3 song limit, and hardly a chance of moving once Converge hit the stage. My camera and I were totally at the mercy of the band, the constant barrage of stage divers, and the 400 bodies behind me. And I loved every minute of it. Shooting in battle conditions is how I got my start with concert photography, and no matter how spoiled I get by shooting the big ‘rock shows’, I will never get tired of photographing under such duress. Check out a few more of my photos over at the Decibel Magazine blog.