Best-fucking-concert … *EVER*

August 28th, 2006

So tonight I shot Wyclef and Shakira …

Two people who I didn’t really know or listen to … but now have so much fucking respect for and desire to get into their music.

I won’t type a diatibe about it right now, since it’s 1:25AM and I have to get up in six hours tomorrow for driving school.

But tomorrow after school I will tell you all about it.

Until then, I’ll leave you with this:

Riffs for all …

August 27th, 2006

Whilst I was up at a cottage for a week … all there was to do (pretty much) was play guitar, read and make photographs.

Naturally, I wrote lots of riffs while I was up there …

Recorded one of them … no, this isn’t another trance thing … this is straight up rock’n’roll. Guitar ‘n’ drums. No bass yet.

The trance thing was pretty much a one-time thing … but I still plan on finishing it. 😉

This riff is only 0:33 … but I have ideas for a full song with it … I just couldn’t finish recording since it’s 11:40P and people are sleeping.

Sounds kinda like System of a Down I think.

Not a bad thing … they didn’t get famous by accident.

Wish I could say the same for Good Charlotte. 😉

Anyways … check it out.

I’ll probably be finishing this and the trance one soon …

Shakira and Wyclef tomorrow! I’m pretty stoked. I kinda hope press has a better place to shoot than when we shot Mariah … shooting from the mixer is much farther than I thought! But that was the first time I’ve had to shoot from there so hopefully tomorrow will be back in the good ol’ photo pit. 😉

Buskerfest …

August 27th, 2006

So I went out to do what I wanted to do yesturday … shoot a little bit of BuskerFest, which is a festival in support of Epilepsy Toronto. I’m sure if you Google it, you’ll find something about it … 😉 Didn’t shoot as much as I hoped …

It was fucking crowded, and there weren’t that many exciting things going on …

Still got a few shots that I’m happy about …

One of the first things I see when we got there …

Taken from the hip … so I guess I’m cowardly, according to some people on RFF from Chris’ blog.

I still don’t get that. Whatever. Don’t really care. I think it’s a great technique to learn and use. If you don’t agree then don’t use it.

Saw this too … thought it was funny that the little kid was in a waiter’s outfit.

I like how these are crooked … done on purpose that way.

And this was also from the hip.

Second thing we saw when we got there was a chalk-painter … there were so fucking many in downtown Toronto during the summer … they’re all really good … but they don’t look like they’re well off.

Kinda feel bad for them …

It’s a shame that there are starving artists …

Next thing we saw was probably the most interesting …

The last time I saw one of these performers, mimes, actors, whatever, I was in Venice, Italy … beautiful place.

But there are some scary fucking people.

She was one of them … I took a photo of her, and usually these people don’t move … that’s the whole act.

But she started yelling and cussing the fuck outta me to give her money since I made a photo.

That was weird.

This one from BuskerFest was much nicer. 😉

She’d hold out her hand to people in hopes that they’d kiss it or hold it.

This kid did …

Though, by the look on his face and how awkward he was …

I kinda think he regretted it.

This guy however did not … he stood there with that look on his face as she waited with her hand out …

Thought it was pretty interesting.

It’s times like these when I wish my lens could go wider than f/3.5 … cause I don’t really wanna remember the cop and the kid in the air and all the madness behind them … I just want to remember his expression and her hope that maybe he will hold her hand.

Couple … guy with the broken nose … family of three … all enjoying BuskerFest.

Even those that are perhaps less fortunate than most could enjoy the festival.

Shot those as I was walking away from all the chaos …

I was there for less than 10 minutes … but I made 8 frames which will allow me to remember BuskerFest, as I knew it, forever …

Gotta go … shooting Shakira and Wyclef tomorrow …

…and hopefully finishing that trance song for all you euro-trash fuckers. 😉

Don’t take offence … I’m european too. 😉