It was quite a joy photographing Florence and the Machine this evening in Sydney’s intimate York Theatre at the Seymour Centre.
It’s been some some between shooting live shows for me. It used to be all i did, and i’d do it several nights a week. But i’ve drifted from it. I’ve been put off by the late nights, the restrictions, the “no money” part of it, the silly contracts, and frankly the bands who all start to look the same after a while.
But Florence brought back the love. A stunning production with great lush and changing light, a dramatic performer who’s not afraid to emote, no contract and the camaraderie of my fellow photographers. We were restricted the the back of the room, but thankfully it was a relatively small venue and i got to shoot a few frames with the 400mm 2.8 lens (thanks Mark!).