Here are a couple of shots of Suzanne Vega from her recent show at the Bearsville Theater on April 18th, 2015. Surprisingly, it was her first performance at the venue. As always, both she and Gerry Leonard put on a great show. Shot on a Sony RX100 III in RAW with some small noise cleanup in PS.
During the summer of 2014, the original line up of Veruca Salt performed a small set of east and west coast dates. These photos were taken at The Theater of Living Arts in Philadelphia on July 22nd, 2014 with a Lumix DMC-ZS40 point and shoot. I was a bit disappointed with the camera’s handling and low-light performance and left the set alone back then. After looking through them again, I liked the motion blur and some of the effects produced by the sensor in the difficult low-light conditions and decided to put together this set. Shot in Panasonic RAW at 1600; the only post-processing was a bit of noise reduction.
For today’s TBT we go back to 1997 and 2001 for some shots on film. The Susanna Hoffs photos with the striped dress are from a free mid-day concert series at the World Trade Center in July of 1997 in support of her eponymous album. The low-light red shot is from a concert at Fez the following evening. The photo of Vicki Peterson is from a show with the Continental Drifters in support of Better Day at the same location at the WTC in July of 2001. Photos shot with a Nikon F4 and a 80-200mm F2.8 Nikkor, scanned with a Nikon Coolscan IV (back in 2001).
Here is a set of photographs from The BlueBonnets’ show at The Rock Shop in Brooklyn on November 8th, 2014. The photos were shot on a Nikon D4s with a 24-70mm f2.8 and converted to monochrome in PS. The BlueBonnets shared the bill with Jane Lee Hooker and after the show both bands wanted a group shot. Since the interior of the venue was dimly lit, we improvised with a shot in front of a window tinting shop down the block.
Here are a couple of black and white shots of The Both – Aimee Mann and Ted Leo – from their concert on May 1st, 2014 at The Music Hall in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Shot on Kodak Tri – X 400 pushed to 3200 to see what would happen. Scanned on a Nikon Coolscan 9000 with minor spotting in PS. This roll was shot with a Leica M6 TTL and Summicron 50mm F2 – both of which have since departed from my collection.