Bedrock 02.02.12 XOYO london
I was absolutely delighted to get the call to cover this event on behalf of John and the promoter, seeing as John is such a highly respected artist and the Bedrock parties iconic within the industry it was a huge honour to be shooting the re launch of the monthly events. John had me a bit nervy before the gig posting pictures on his facebook with cameras crossed out, so I had to make a quick check that everything is ok. What john is trying to do is make a stand and get the vibe at his events he feels the punters deserve and so is trying to make a stand against people just standing there with their phones/cameras filming all night – he just wants them to have one hell of a party. Now because of this I was the only photographer working which for me is how I love to work, I know that theres exclusivity to my images and that I will be gaining maximum exposure when they are released. Anyway enough of that waffle the image in hand is something which I dont shoot often as I like to keep things dependant on the party, now the bedrock events being a bit darker and more underground I wanted to do something with very shallow depth of field showing the branding on Johns headphones but without it being a simple headphone image. With John being in the background with his bedrock Tshirt on for me it give the extra dimension to the image which i wanted.
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