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As promised, here's my shots of the L.A. band "Temple Monarc" from their October 2nd appearance at Harlow's in Ozark, Alabama. However, I wasn't the only photographer there that night. My friend Savanna Kirkland of Embrace Photography was also there. As the wife of "MidLife Crisis" bassist Ken Kirkland, Savannah is keyed in to the local music scene. She takes some incredible photos, and I was excited when she agreed to let me post her images from that night. Here's a little about Savanna and Embrace Photography in her own words:
"My name is Savanna and I started Embrace Photography because of my love to catch the "moments" of live action photography. I specialize in live music performances by showcasing the musicians energy and love of their craft. My goal is to capture the musicians emotion that allows my audience to feel that they were a part of the performance through my photos."
The slideshow intersperses Savanna's and my photography to give the viewer some idea of the great show and energy on stage that night. Thanks to Live at Harlow's for letting us take photos. Located in downtown Ozark, Harlow's does an amazing service by bringing great music to the Wiregrass, including acts from across the region and US. Please check them out and support local music! Please visit Temple Monarc's Facebook as well and check out their great music.
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I love rock and roll photography. It's addictive, a serious rush, especially when the band knows how to put on a show. Last weekend at Harlow's in downtown Ozark , Alabama, the band "Midlife Crisis" put on a great show.
I liken live performance photography, most notably high energy music like rock, to a high intensity workout. It builds one's skills and quickly highlights a photographer's weaknesses. The floor is crowded with people who want to see the show, not a photographer's back. If you can keep up with fast moving band in a dark venue with constantly changing light conditions, those skills readily translate to other subjects in challenging conditions.
I try to come out of every live performance session with a list of lessons-learned to carry to my next session, whatever the subject may be. Sometimes, if the band is really good, I find myself pulsing to the harmony, my Canon's shutter clicking to the beat. It's a great feeling capturing photons in sync with the rhythm. Last Saturday was exactly like that. Here's some of my favorite shots from Midlife Crisis, Live at Harlow's on 2 October, 2021.
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