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This year I joined the Cathay Camera Club. I attended a few meetings first to check it out and found a great group of people to hang out with every other Monday night. So I finally broke out the checkbook and joined just in time to be able to participate in their upcoming annual exhibition.
It starts this Friday night and runs through the weekend at the HK Cultural Centre. I’ll have 3 images on display and there will also be images from more than 20 other photographers. I think it’s going to be a great show – and it’s free! I’ll be there Friday night for the opening and also will be there late Saturday afternoon. Come check it out!
P.S. If you’re into photography as a hobby or student or semi-pro, this is a great place to meet like-minded people. Check out the web site and then come to one of our meetings, free, to see if it might be for you.
Yes, I know, once again it’s been a long time since I posted. I’ve just returned from a couple of weeks in the U.S., business trip, no chance to shoot anything of consequence. Here’s a poster for the HK-based group Dr. Eggs, using a photo from a recent session we did (although they subsequently added in one more person to the photo!).
And here’s the current cover photo for their Facebook page, made up of photos I took at the same session:
For more info on Dr. Eggs, check out their Facebook page.
Hazden is a local Hong Kong indie rock band with a sound that’s influenced equally by British and Japanese rock. Led by Faye Wan, a striking woman with a powerful voice, I first met and shot them at an Underground show earlier this year. They liked some of my photos enough to include them in the booklet with their new six song EP “Once” and they asked me to join them as a photographer at their CD release party at The Fringe Club this past Friday night. Despite the rain, the club was packed, showing that there definitely is an audience in Hong Kong for independent bands.
The night got off to a strong start with In Love And Pain, another Hong Kong band that’s been around for several years.
That was followed by a band that was new to me, Peri M., and it would be an understatement to say that I was impressed by their lead singer, Aeolus Wong.
And then came the mighty Hazden. As much as I enjoyed them last December, they were even better at this show.
Aside from being a strong singer, Faye has such a beautiful and distinctive look that it would be easy for me to only take pictures of her all night. But the rest of the band’s pretty good too.
And then, just when I thought the show was all over and was about to pack up my camera gear, the magic happened. I’ve been to too many Hong Kong shows where bands pack up and leave (along with their fans) when their set is over. They don’t stick around to show their support for the rest of the bands on the bill. But this night, members of all three bands came up on stage together and jammed for two songs.
It was a great night and not only did I have a great time, I was really happy for Hazden because not only are they a terrific band, they’re all such genuinely nice people as well. I’ll definitely catch them again.
Hey! If you’ve got a band and you’d like me to take photos, live on stage or in the studio, why not drop me a line and get the conversation started?
Yes, I know, not many posts here lately, lots of reasons for that which I won’t go into at the moment.
Last night I had the privilege to shoot Ian Anderson, performing at Hong Kong’s AsiaWorld under the banner of “Ian Anderson Plays the Very Best of Jethro Tull.” I was the official photographer for the concert, as well as for the “meet and greet” held earlier in the day for fans who purchased VIP tickets. I got to meet Anderson, get his autograph and a photo of myself with him – a thrill since I’ve been a fan of Jethro Tull since 1968. And for my first time seeing him live, let me just say it was not a disappointment.
More photos from the concert to follow by the weekend.
I shot the band Hazden at an Underground show in December 2012. As a music fan, I enjoyed their set – they say they’ve fused British rock and J-rock to create their own style. As a photographer, the band stood out for me because Faye Wan, their lead singer, has such a beautiful and distinctive look.
The band has just released a new 6 song EP titled Once. (The link is to the digital version available on iTunes.) They’ve been around since 2007 but I believe this is their first CD. The songs are all original compositions by the band, sung in English and Cantonese.
I received an autographed copy in the mail this week:
They sent it to me because they used some of my photos from that gig in the nicely designed booklet that accompanies the CD. Honestly, I would have been happy enough with the credit they gave me in the booklet. The autographed CD is a nice bonus!
They’ve got a CD release party coming up in Hong Kong next month.
It’s July 19th at the Fringe Club. They’ve lined up two opening acts and I think it’s going to be a great night for independent Hong Kong music. You can find out all the details on the event page on Facebook.