I've done a lot of work with the Kettlespider guys. Often I'm invited in on their rehearsals and shows to capture the inside works of their sound; so much so that they have become quite good mates. Through this I've been able to in a sense capture a more naturalistic side and be more of a fly-on-the-wall.
With Progfest coming up, the band is hitting the rooms again to shape and sharpen their songlist for the full day event at the ever-loveable Espy.
Usually I tend to shoot quite wide, particularly in a room of this size, in order to immerse myself in the energy of the band, but this time I decided to ease back and take a more distant approach for the majority of the evening.
Switching between the 135mm f/2.0, 35mm f/1.4 and my trusted 50mm f/1.4 I loved the variation of separation combined with the isolation of the narrow depth of field.
I always love shooting these guys. It's not often that I listen to prog-metal these days but the Kettlespider guys are always a blast to listen to and watch. I recently helped film them perform two newer/unperformed tracks at Black Pearl Studios and after finally editing it all down, the videos should be up in the coming weeks.
Tundra, the first of two tracks will be up this Friday in preparation for Progfest, and following up a fortnight later the staple track Evolution will be released.
I'm super happy how the videos came out. It was a learning experience to say the least. A lot of frustrations and set-backs came to fruition but the end result was worth every moment of it and I can't wait to share the final results.