Got a call from my client Steve Ricardo who let me know his band Bonnie Scott was giving a free concert outdoors in Port Coquitlam. So me and the wife jumped in the car with the cameras to take a drive. On the way the skies opened up and it poured rain. We went to the gig and I managed to get a few shots before the camera got soaked. Didn’t stay for the whole set but the band completely understood with the rain. Cheers!
I got to shoot Dark Originn performing their material off the new CD at the Wolf Bar in Maple Ridge, BC. The venue is a bar accessible from the back alley under some shops. It is a haven for many local metal and alternative bands where they can showcase their talent. Opening the show was a band called Never Another followed by the boys in Dark Originn. All in all a good night of music but a challenge to shoot in. They pretty much only have a single spot aiming down on the drum riser so anyone up front was mostly back lit which gave way to some cool silhouette shots, but that was about it.
Well after 18 months since my last show (Brad Paisley, April, 2020) the stars aligned, restrictions eased a bit and I was back shooting music! One of my favourite bands and clients called me up to come out to their show in Maple Ridge in a park. The evening was good but the air was thick with smoke from the raging forest fires burning in the province. It felt great getting back at it and doing what I love!