Archive for September, 2014

First Friday at West Heaton

Posted: September 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

On the first Friday of every month West Heaton throws it’s doors open to local (or not so local) artists.  This month there were three female singer/songwriters, these being Risa Hall, Little Rach and Zoe Mulford.  It was a great evening of really very good music and quite varied.  Zoe Mulford’s lyrics have a clever element of humour about them; I don’t mean comical – more Elvis Costello than Bob Newhart, Little Rach is very emotive live and totally wrapped up in every song and Risa Hall has a more powerful delivery.  I even came away with a new CD.

All the photos were taken without flash.  I used a range of filters in camera and post processing just for the fun of it!  It’s still difficult to beat good old B&W though.  As it was an acoustic, seated gig I only used a couple of angles so I wasn’t dodging in front of everyone but I’ve got a reasonable selection of shots, mostly of the artists but some more self indulgent stuff just for me; live music events are great for capturing something different.  I started with the high speed drive on to capture the emotive moment but turned it off as really all you need to do is listen to the song to know when that moment will arrive!

Anyway, here’s a selection from the night…..enjoy.