This is Spook Of The Thirteenth Lock playing in Whelans at the weekend. Last Saturday was the first time I have been out photographing since my exhibition opened and it felt good to be out doing it once more. Several people have asked me recently what I am going to do next, and while I have a few other projects bubbling under, I don’t really regard this long exposure gig photography one to be finished just because it has now been exhibited. I’ve got a fair bit to go with it yet – there are several venues that I only have one or two decent shots from, and several more that I haven’t really broached yet at all.
The Spook were playing at an all-day event organised by Hefty Horse and since they were a whole bunch of bands playing it seemed like a great opportunity to get back into the saddle as it were. It was also my first time out photographing since smashing the ground glass on the back of my camera, which happened while trying to photograph Earth a few weeks ago. I replaced it with some really cheap glass I got cut in a local glass suppliers and while I can hardly see anything through the back of the camera, it still did the job.
There is something curious to be noted about this photograph. The Spook have an excellent new bass player, who can be seen second from the right. This is a four and half minute exposure yet his right foot and leg is perfectly sharp. Did someone nail his foot to the ground?
The Spook have a new album coming out on Transduction Records soon. In the meantime here’s a live acoustic version of something from their last one.