03 December 2009 – Tonight I shot photographs of Zebra and Giraffe as they opened for The Killers in Johannesburg at The Dome. These guys are one of my favourite bands that I have worked with and it has been over a year since I had seen them last play.
I am currently out in South Africa for a few work projects and last week as I landed in town, I had a day shoot with the guys which was incredible. Besides catching up after almost a year we all had a good time shooting a great concept at a great location and I will be getting some of these up shortly. Anyway, this post is about their set tonight and although it was short, it was powerful and amazing to witness. The stage was extremely high and the lighting was quite hard to work with but I tried my best to focus on what was going on so that I could capture some of what they were doing without getting in the way. It was also really interesting having to negotiate with the untrained security that hadn’t been correctly briefed before the show. I hate that. Haha.
All I can say is that these guys deserve a lot more credit than they already receive and I keep getting more and more excited each time that I get to work with them because I really feel that they have incredible potential. I look forward to seeing where they will be next and what they are going to come up with in the future so make sure to check them out.