Sunday, September 26, 2010

The XX in Seattle

What's better than watching The XX perform live in concert? Watching them perform twice!

On Saturday afternoon, the intensely popular band The XX performed in front of a very small crowd of lucky listeners who won their tickets through 107.7 The End. The XX played 3 songs at the Gibson Show room then later traveled up 9 blocks to play to what appeared to be a sold out crowd at the Paramount.

I have to tell you, I am a fan. Watching them at the Paramount I was very much reminded of Pink Floyd. I also picked up a Cowboy Junkies Vibe and even at one point in time they had me thinking of Chris Isaac. Odd I know and this is why I am not a Rock Writer but rather a photographer :)

They were very entertaining, the sound was flawless and their stage presence was phenomenal. I hope you enjoy the photos.

These feet belong to one of the girls in one of the opening bands but I think the pic is pretty cool so I had to add it.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Personalized Health and Fitness

Saturday 7/7/07 was the biggest wedding date in history for many reasons. Many for the date, one in particular because Shelby and Chelsea tied the knot. It was my privilege to shoot their wedding and tonight my privilege to shoot Shelby doing what he does best 3 years later...whipping people into shape! In an off the beaten path, private gym in Woodinville, Shelby and a couple of other trainers have a state of the art gym where a limited number of clients are welcome to be tortured...errr, I mean physically trained to reach their optimal state of physical condition. Young and old, fit and not so fit..all are assigned a workout perfect for them. It was exhausting shooting tonight as my camera is so heavy. I scoffed at the more than 400 pounds professional bodybuilder and trainer Dominic was squatting. Try firing off a few hundred shots with a 1D Mark III I shouted! Well, not really but I did sweat a bit. :) These guys are serious and if you want to get into shape I strongly recommend you book a class. Personalized Health and Fitness

Friday, September 03, 2010

Vampire Weekend

This past Sunday, Seattle radio station 107.7 The End was cool enough to invite me to the new Gibson Guitar Showroom to grab some shots of the New York based Indie Rock Band Vampire Weekend while they performed in an intimate setting for a very small number of radio contest winners. The video can be seen on the home page of the End.