I really wasn't sure what to expect when I went to shoot Sydney-siders Sneaky Sound System play at Islington Academy last week. They were really good ... I later found out they have a really big Aussie following!
Wednesday, 12 August 2009
Last night I met with dynamite design duo Phil Cook and Tom Actman of Mat Dolphin www.matdolphin.com
A few months ago they asked me if I'd like to collaborate on a project with them; mixing design and photography. Never one to pass up a creative opportunity, I got my thinking cap on and after a few weeks of brain storming we met at The Hospital Club to voice our ideas.
As we both share a client base of music artists, I thought we could look at what our aurally creative friends might be in need of. And with the advent of digital music and the demise of the CD, what better time to create something visual for the music fans.
The question is, what?
We reminisced the vinyl record, the cassette tape and the CD. There's nothing like the feeling of buying your first album. Mine was Banarama: Wow on cassette. The first CD I bought was Pearl Jam: Ten. I spent hours flicking through the little booklet, looking at the pictures and reading over the lyrics. Nowadays I have to say I'm disappointed when I buy an album on iTunes and all I get is an image of the album cover!
So what if you could get more than that? What if you could get exclusive tidbits, images, footage, lyrics, interviews ... a behind the scenes peek into the making of the album? A visual representation of the music.
Posted by Suzie M Blake at 11:35
I shot Brandi Carlile at Scala last night. It was a small intimate gig ... and unfortunately the lighting was a bit rubbish. She was originally meant to play on Monday night but they were having electrical problems at the venue so it was postponed to Tuesday.
Posted by Suzie M Blake at 10:49