Every week our photographers can be found running around the pits of Ireland’s venues. You might have seen some of the photos during the week but we thought we would take some of the best pictures we took this week and put them in a handy summary for you.
This is the quality live music you missed or caught this month.
There are a few really great things about this photo; the perfectly timed moment of Alex’s acrobatic performance; the composition and the lighting really adds vibrancy to the shot. Even though Alex is the main draw to this photo, we also have a nice in action shot of the drummer too which adds to the energy of the photo.
The lighting in this shot is just beautiful, the solemn face of Birdy complimented with the back-light adds to the poetic feel of this. Wonderful capture.
The composition and clarity of this shot is rather refreshing, so many times mic stands ruin beautiful images, but here it actually makes the photo, as Nina so eloquently holds her weapon of choice.
There are so many wonderful things about this photo, firstly the symmetry of the image, the division between the band and the audience, the lighting and dry ice create a beautiful atmosphere where we can see that the crowd are really relishing this moment.
Who doesn’t love Este Haim? Here she is doing what she’s doing best, being a bad ass bass player and engaging with her adoring audience. I particularly love the composition and how the light captures Este; keeping the spotlight on the lady herself.
This shot certainly captures the essence of the true musician: blood, sweat and tears. Which one it is who knows, but the split second has been encapsulated forevermore, so you can ponder on.
Fisheye lenses are always great for band photos as they give a great sense of depth. The industrious backdrop and green lighting here makes for a very strong image. The fact that the backdrop is rounded too also gives an extra spherical feel to this image. Although the band are to the forefront of the image, the inquisitive people on the left and right (more so the left) add interest to the image.
The contrast of light and darkness in this is poetic. The image is rather dark but the beautiful rays of light seeping through the musician really make this image special.
Hair and smiles – always a good combination. Nice how the light has captured the musicians hair in motion.
The colours in this are really beautiful. As close as possible to being a silhouette without being one so you can still make out certain features. I love how the light falls in parts of his jacket, his leather jacket and top hat are the only things that are really highlighted.
Great lighting, composition and lovely to see the crowd feature in this one too.
Sometimes as a photographer you’re not allowed to get as up close and personal as you’d like. This image here is a perfect example of how sometimes that can actually work in your favour. Here we can see the full scale of the stage and piano with the spotlights falling beautifully on Rufus.
This photo screams life and energy at me, such bright colours, such determination, such lovely floppy hair!
This well timed capture looks great in black and white.
Beautiful moody shot encapsulating the audience who are having the time of their lives.