I was engaged recently to do a promotional photoshoot for Sydney band The Rubber Band (of which I was originally a member when it was starting, and in which I played a fill-in role on drums earlier this year).
I am also a musician, have been playing for 25 years, and last year retired from the band of which I played lead guitar for some six years. In addition to that, I was doing photoshoots for other bands.
When I was asked to shoot the Rubber Band (great guys and girl, BTW), I welcomed the opportunity on multiple levels:
- I’d get to hang with the gang again;
- I’d produce some images of which both the band and myself would be happy; and
- the shoot would open the door to future opportunities.
The shoot produced some very pleasing images, and to my delight the band loved them.
Here’s one of Michelle belting out a song:
I also did some video work on the night, and that renewed my dormant interest in video/cine work. Once upon a time I wanted to become a cinematographer.
It was a fun night, and one of the rare opportunities these days I get to hear a live band without playing in it!
The experience renewed my interest in shooting bands, as well as video/cine work, which I never thought I’d want to do.
I’m looking forward to working with The Rubber Band again, and I can see some great opportunities ahead.
Here are a few more images from the shoot: