In todays age of instant gratification it is easy to see why the preference runs for digital material, it is quick versatile and very share friendly.. So some time ago I aimed to bridge a gap by digitising my art, only like many of us I didn’t really like everything I was producing.
Why? I can’t ever imagine, the only advice I could ever see giving to my just turned twenty something self is generally a massive slap in the face.
None the less I spent countless hours and funds on rolls of film which I fed through several cameras of varying quality which I developed, printed and X-processed to then scan. Do I remember shooting most of these? Not entirely no… do I like them now? yes. Because to me they are honest. A slice of time that was before today.
And this is why I have now compiled them into a gallery. I solemnly swear to like my own work more from now on.
Some time ago the boys from MSP wanted to have a crack at a new filmclip, only on shoot day they weren’t available. So in their abscence I took it upon myself to locate their biggest fan and make the film clip on their behalf. Beware this clip contains very course language
The Maximum Sexy Pigeon boys have finally released their Unfit For Human Consumption EP, featuring some of my fine film work integrated into the album art.
The sound these guys give off is a heavy dirty hybrid of industrial metal and hard rock, think of influences such as Ministry, Fear Factory & Nail Bomb. Certainly worth listening to loud enough to annoy the neighbors (otherwise headphones are always an option).
You can follow the MSP and enquire about getting a copy of the album on their facebook page HERE.
Last week I caught up with a couple of the boys from Maximum Sexy Pigeon on the tail end of a recording session. It’s hard to hang out with these guys without witnessing some hilariously crude behaviour & somewhat twisted humor.
Here are a few of the shots that ensued
Their new EP will be released soon along with their website featuring much work by yours truely.
Sunday the 10th of June saw many of us flocking to hermanns bar to see an amazing lineup of (broadly) industrial styled bands, featured by Fiend Fest an event organised by Rivetting Promotions, Yours truely had a press pass and no intensions of passing up a good photo oportunity.
Viral Millenium kicked off with an early start with music of epic preportions and an amazing stage presence, This was followed by Novakill which notedly had some of the most sinister anger filled vocals I’ve heard in years, Shiv-R were up next exhibiting a very attractive stage appearance with the most band members of any group that evening.
This brings us to..
Hanzel und Gretyl
Hanzel Und Gretyl, This duo is so fun I’d pass up a drunken monkey knife fight just to see them, with german(ish) lyrics and a focus on heavy vocals and a non stop drinking party, all sorts of antics are possible, In this circumstance a couple fans ended up onstage with one drinking a couple beers from a boot during “das boot” and jagermeister being poured into fans mouths from stage (mine happily included) along with much beer being passed into the audience.
At first sight you might think that one of the members of gwar had removed their head gear and broken into a fitful dance routine, that is until you realise that you’re
watching a mexican aggrotech band known as Hocico, While appreciating this two piece I found among the hardstyle beats some really fast paced dark vocals comming from a man that never seems to stay in one place onstage, Stage prescence with some dance moves are quite prominant with some innuendo thrown in too, hocico is something totally different to watch from the industrial metal musicians I’ve seen in the past.
It has been a while since I photographed some live musicians and actually took the time to also enjoy the show, I feel like I might do it a little more often in the future.