Category Archives: Musicians

Hazden “Once” EP Release Show

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.

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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.

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And then came the mighty Hazden.  As much as I enjoyed them last December, they were even better at this show.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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Dr. Eggs – Different FX

A work in progress.  See the previous post for my initial processing of the photo.  Here’s a few variations.

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To be honest, my original reaction was to try to go for something that looked like it came from a tabloid newspaper, or perhaps a still from an old movie. But I’m really liking the hyper-reality feel on the last one.

Anyone care to comment?

 

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Preview – Dr. Eggs Publicity Shoot

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Just shot some publicity photos for HK-based band Dr. Eggs at PASM. Those of you with long memories might recall I shot this band at an Underground show back in January. Lead singer Joule is a whirlwind on stage and was a lot of fun to work with in the studio. I might do some more “stuff” to this picture before I consider it finished but thought I’d share this version with you now.

If you need publicity shots or headshots or concert shots, why not drop me a line?

 

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Ian Anderson Photo Gallery Added

I’ve now added a photo gallery of my shots from Ian Anderson Plays the Very Best of Jethro Tull live at AsiaWorld Expo in Hong Kong. Find it here.

Here’s a sample of the shots you’ll find there:

 

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Preview – Ian Anderson in Hong Kong

Ian Anderson Plays the Very Best of Jethro Tull in Hong Kong

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.

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