I got referred to a new Ottawa band called Grace Over Diamonds to do some photos for their press kits, albums and what not. They really liked some work I had done for Visceras Recital a few years ago, and wanted to try to get something similar (actually they asked for the exact same thing). Not wanting to duplicate work, mostly because that’s boring, I had them meet me at this spot that I told them I had checked out. Truth is, I ran out of time and never made it to the location, luckily things sort of fell together and I managed to get some pretty cool photos. Here’s one of the 7 or so, that they chose to use from the sets:
This is a photo from a shoot I did recently with some friends that I haven’t seen in a long time. It was fun catching up with them, it seems like the last time we hung out they had just released their album 10 good reasons to move and they’re already releasing another one.. time flies when you’re not paying attention. We shot this photo for their upcoming album, you can check out some of the songs on their myspace.
So Alternative Press was nice enough to give me a ticket and photopass to Warped Tour in Montreal this year (despite the fact that I haven’t shot a band in probably 3 years). I took advantage and saw a bunch of bands I’ve never heard of before. I had to duck out a bit early, but this is a photo off the singer from Red Jumpsuit Apparatus.. i think.
A photo from back in 2005, one of my favourite bands, Brazil. Shot at Babylon in Ottawa while they were on tour with Moneen.
Unearth at the Capital Music Hall in Ottawa back in March of 2005, they played with Atreyu and Norma Jean.
Dillinger Escape Plan at Babylon back in January of 2004. I think this was my first time photographing Dillinger play, and as usual they were awesome. I shot them in 2005 at Warped tour in Montreal, but I had left all of my film in a friends car and it got damaged by the sun (after a month of sitting there, until I finally figured out where it was).
During the Blues Festival, my friend Shawn was nice enough to hook me up with his media pass, I decided to shoot some “big name” bands, Simple Plan being one of them. It was a pretty nauseating experience, and I never really looked at my photos until now. Despite my lack of enjoyment while watching/listening to this band, I felt like I got some pretty decent photos, this being one of them. This was some ilford delta something or other film, pushed 2 stops.
I shot this photo at the vans warped tour in Montreal, I was mostly shooting the bands all day, with the occasional turn around to shoot some of the crowd surfers. The minute I took a look at the slide, I got really excited, it is definitely my favourite photo from the day.
So this weekend was super rad, I got to accompany my french bro’s to Sherbrooke and Quebec city for a mini tour. Sherbrooke was pretty weird, good beers, good hang outs, dumb bartenders and tasty freezies.
Saturday night we were in Quebec city, that show was way different, the promoter is like 8 years old, and le ville de quebec c’est cool en esti or something.