On September 21st, 2017, X brought their 40th Anniversary Tour to Stage 48 in NYC. The original lineup of Exene, John, Billy and DJ sounded great and put on an excellent, high energy show. Shot on the Nikon D4s with the majority of shots with the 24-70mm f2.8 and a couple with the 14-24mm f2.8. Converted In Nikon Capture with small post adjustments in PS.
Presented here is set of photos of Skating Polly opening for X at Stage 48 in NYC. Amongst the songs performed were a set from their recent El Camino EP release “New Trick” on which they collaborated with AGN Photo favorites Nina Gordon and Louise Post. Shot with Nikon D4s and the 24-70mm f2.8 with post processing in Nikon Capture and PS.
After a tour of Italy in June, Jane Wiedlin and Pietro Straccia brought their duo, Elettrodomestico, to The Iridium in NYC on August 11th, 2017, performing their upcoming release in its entirety. They played two sets, exchanging their stage outfits for the second set. Both the early and late set are included here. Shot on the Nikon D4s with the 70-200mm f2.8 with conversion in Nikon Capture and small adjustments in PS.
The following gallery is from The Go-Go’s farewell show at the Greek Theatre in Griffith Park, Hollywood on August 30th, 2016. Even though the Greek is a tough venue to shoot, I was lucky enough to be in a good spot with some cooperative fans surrounding me. A great performance that I hope is reflected in the attached gallery. Shot with the Nikon D4s and the 70-200mm f2.8 with a few of the wide shots done with the 28-70mm f2.8. Converted in Nikon Capture NX-D with small adjustments in PS.
This was the first show I attended of The Go-Go’s Farewell Tour in 2016. I was not originally planning to shoot their penultimate show, but once the concert started, I wanted to at least document it for posterity. Shot on the Nikon D4s with the 70-200mm F2.8 on August 28, 2016 with post processing and conversion in Nikon Capture NX-D and PS.
It has been awhile since the last entry and we pick up where we left off – with Belinda Carlisle, only this time at The Paramount in Peekskill, N.Y. on April 13th, 2016. Shot with the Nikon D4s and the stellar 200mm F2 with the majority of the shots in conjunction with the 1.4x teleconverter. Crops are pretty much straight out of the camera with minimal adjustment in LR and PS.
This entry is from Belinda Carlisle’s solo show at B.B. King’s in NYC on September 8th, 2015 – 12 years after she had previously played there (a show which I shot on high-speed Kodak film – those slides might make an appearance for a Throwback post). Shot with the Nikon D4s and the 200mm F2 wide open at F2 with the 1.4x teleconverter for some shots. The wide shot was taken with the 24-70mm F2.8. Raw files converted in Nikon NX-D with finishing in PS.