Iron and Wine live @ The Olympia
Posted: Mar 15 in gigs
It’s been almost a month since I last photographed a band but thanks to MCD I picked things up again last night at The Olympia with Iron and Wine. What a difference from the last gig (Sleigh Bells at Whelans). Constant strobe lights, a heaving crowd and music that shook you too the core had been replaced with gentle lighting, a quietly seated crowd and some lovely soft gentle music from the man from South Carolina.
This was by far the quietest gig I’d ever shot and while it was nice to shoot in a lovely calm atmosphere for a a change it was also a little disconcerting. I become very aware of the sound of the shutter so would time my shots to the beat or louder parts of the song – annoying any paying punters was the last thing on my agenda. To add this, there was no pit so I had to shoot from the aisles. I know for a fact that if I was at a gig and ended up having a photographer beside me clicking constantly it would soon begin to grate, so I’d make my presence as short as hopefully as unnoticed as possible before moving to another part of the venue.
I only stayed for the first few songs so couldn’t give you a review on the gig but I found a very favourable one here and from what I saw I’d tend to agree.
Here’s what I got. Enjoy.