IBTABA Nº 25 — winfred E. eye ( Aaron Calvert )

more of the « but the microphone is in focus », and more to come as the approach evolved. winfred E. eye is an aberration in choice of concerts: I am not much into Americana music style ( just add Bill Callahan and Lambchop ), and they were ( are? ) local to San Francisco…

IBTABA Nº 24 — Tortoise

Tortoise is a bit of a challenge in that there is three fantastic drummers, and capturing their respective energies and intensities in a performance photograph is something I tried, but didn’t succeed. thus, an abstraction— we will see about the next gig.

IBTABA Nº 23 — Bill Callahan ( smog )

yet another Bill Callahan gig… but fear not, there is only two more (2011). I will say that his selection of musicians on tour deeply affects the performance impression. most radically, it was when Jim White was drumming during the album and tour. I only managed to (luckily!) catch him twice outside of the San…

IBTABA Nº 22 — Jamie Stewart

a solo gig at the wonderful Cafe du Nord in San Francisco. while minimal, relative to Xiu Xiu, with instrumentation, a great gig as always in watching Jamie Stewart‘s intensity in the quiet. from the time: 2009’s Women As Lovers

IBTABA Nº 21 — Glasvegas

their debut was in 2008, and they had quite a buzz, and they were good live. I like it when the record and the visual of the concert are at odds— since I do not read much about bands from the magazines to get an idea of their presence. visually, something of a mix of…

IBTABA Nº 20 — Kira Lynn Cain

an opening act for the Tindersticks show. again, unfamiliar with the music— a San Francisco local— and seems that I went for the feel of it: elegant.

IBTABA Nº 19 — Tindersticks ( Stuart A. Staples )

another surprise. meaning, most of the photos for this concert are rather “typical”, and then I found the future in the past. this photo would have been taken in recent years, rather than back then when I was just looking at concert photography differently. for one, this is a type of moment, rather than a…

IBTABA Nº 18 — Lambchop (Kurt Wagner)

« that camera must take nice photos » this phrase causes much of a reaction, something like « that pen must write nice letters » said to a writer. though, indeed, upgrading to a new camera was a noticeable improvement in these concert photograph: lower noise in low-light and more dynamic range. for the first…

IBTABA — elements_of_style.A

clockwise from Top Left: IBTABA Nº2 / Nº11 / Nº 16 / Nº10 Style and Photographer are attributes given by people, and not self-proclaimed, thus, in a loose sense here, I will note the developments in the journey of photographing concerts. after all, not doing this photography in a professional way, it means all I…

IBTABA Nº 17 — The Sea and Cake

ha! not to dissimilar in composition to the photo from Wire [ here ], and it is not surprising already. perhaps many more to come: work on the elements on stage, as an easy way to focus the lens, and then add parts of the musician— in this case, drummer extraordinaire John McEntire (notably, also…

IBTABA Nº 16 — Xiu Xiu (Jamie Stewart)

same tour as the gig in Nancy, France. it was very crowded, and I ended up on the side of the stage, which was not bad in seeing the drummer go wild (as in Nancy). I seem to recall nothing good from the photos at this gig, thus I am very surprised to catch this…