13
Jan
08

Southbound

Hopefully this will be my last post here! Getting the last little bits into place for the new site, so fingers crossed, next time you hear from me I’ll have a link saying ‘Go here instead!’ But until then….

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Last weekend I spent a very hot and smelly couple of days in Busselton for the Southbound camping, music and arts festival. Was pretty good fun, I bought a new backpack to cart my gear around in, and took basically everything I could have POTENTIALLY needed. So needless to say, my back was pretty sore by the end of the weekend. The two bands I was really looking forward to shooting were Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Kings of Leon. Black Rebel were great, nice and energetic, and very much dressed to rockstar specifications. Kings of Leon were a little bit different. I’d REALLY been looking forward to shooting them, cause needless to say, as a girl, shooting four boys who couldn’t have an ‘ugly day’ if they tried, the whole thing was always going to be fun. Then we found out we only had 60 seconds to shoot them. Not one song. 60 seconds. I cracked under the pressure a bit, I don’t mind saying. I scrounged up four photos that I liked out of 60 seconds. I’d sort of pre-planned it in my head at the start of the day, going to spend a song on Jared, a song on Caleb, and then the last song on Matthew & Nathan. Ah well. Best laid plans, eh?

Normally I don’t have issues with photo restrictions, they’re usually there for pretty valid reasons, but this one baffled me.  The crowd wasn’t especially rowdy, so we weren’t in any danger. They couldn’t possibly be worried about ‘protecting their image’ or having a bad photo taken of them, cause I mean, look at them. I quite genuinely hope they come back sometime soon, cause I’d love to shoot them for a little longer than 60 seconds. 3 min 50 maybe?

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2 Responses to “Southbound”


  1. January 13, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    Yeah, I reaaally don’t get the 60 seconds! What a shame!!

    Argh, my shoulders/neck/back hurt until about tuesday after carrying all our crap in and out, oops!

    By the way, nice to meet you, I guess we’ll bump into each other more often 🙂
    Are your photos anywhere on the web so I can link to them in my southbound post on enjoyperth?
    I’m not one for writing reviews, but I just did a post to all the other reviews and photo galleries around the place!


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