10 October 2009 – Today I worked with the guys from Papa Roach again and this time I was super excited because of the good time I had with them all last time.
I really was rocked by their live performance when I shot with them a few months back and since I have given their music a good listening to, waiting for they day that they would return so that I could see them live again and sing along. Tonight was that night and the only way I can describe it would be to say that it was IMMENSE. The crowd loved every single second of it and the guys made sure to connect with each fan there which is quite a hard job considering that the Academy takes about 5000 people. Jacoby is wild and I wish that I had his consistent energy to keep me going.
The set is perfect with songs ranging throughout their albums and it’s amazing to be a part of something so well put together. Papa Roach are amazing at what they do and they are just going to continue to get bigger and bigger as times goes on. I feel that anyone who isn’t a fan of their music just hasn’t seen them live yet.
These are a few photographs that I like from the ones I shot. The light was weird because it was made up of so many different colour temperatures thanks to the addition of the LED lights. It was constantly changing depending on the strength of the different lights which ended up being a little weird to work with but it was a pleasure to watch.
I shot 2 portraits with the guys before the show which I will post a bit later this week. Absolute pleasure to work with them again.
** I JUST WANT TO SAY THAT FOR SOME REASON MY MACHINE IS REALLY SUCKING WHEN I COMPRESS PHOTOS FOR WEB AND I DON’T KNOW WHY. I HATE THEY WAY THEY LOOK AFTER SEEING THEM HIGH RESOLUTION AND REALLY AM GOING TO DO SOME RESEARCH THIS WEEK TO TRY FIND SOME SOLUTION. IT’S LIKE THEY BECOME PIXELATED AND THEN IT’S SHARPENING THOSE PIXELIZED PARTS. LAME. HAHA **
Currently listening to : Mutemath – Obsolete (INCREDIBLE).