Good times. That’s the best way to sum up working with some of the best musicians this side of the DMZ, Pinnacle and the Antidote.
Forget the photography for this blog post, there really wasn’t much to it. It was just about balancing the light streaming in from one side of every image we took, nothing a quick chimp wouldn’t confirm then and there. We also had to use two full power hotshoe flashes for one image just to get enough light to consider balancing against the natural backlight. But that’s all the easy stuff.
The thing that really stands out in my mind from this shoot is the ease of working with professionals. From the moment I met Pinnacle to discuss the ideas that we wanted to pull off, to the band agreeing that meeting up an hour out of Seoul would be a good idea, to everyone pitching their ideas on shoot day when the proverbial hit the fan, there really hasn’t been an easier group of people to work with.
Then, to go and see them live… damn they’re good. There’s improvisation, tightly rehearsed solos, and a stage presence not often seen here in Korea. If you haven’t seen them, do yourself a favour and get to their next gig!
I’m going to keep on this theme over the next couple of blog posts, which will be more photography based than this one. But in the mean time, here’s a few pics from the Pinnacle and the Antidote shoot. And, don’t forget to check out Groove this month for the other photos and the full scoop on the band!