Posted 2 months ago

gaellepitrel:

alternativepressmag:

Poster of Gerard Way in AP 311 (June 2014 issue)

Val is definitely taking over Alternative Press and that’s well deserved to say the least!

My private life is at its lowest low, but somehow my photography has never been doing so well. And honestly? I’m ok with it. 

So here you go. For my fourth time in Alternative Press, I’m getting one of my main inspirations on a poster. I hope this photo speaks to you as much as it screams to me. I hope you hang it on your wall and look at it every morning, and you get the fuck up and get shit done, because you’re the only one you can rely on to make your dreams come true. I simply hope it brings you hope. 

PS: Not even sorry for being emo tonight. 

Posted 2 months ago

Photographer friends!

mattburkephoto:

I want to have a ‘contest’ of sorts and I want a few people involved.
The idea would be to put together an even number of photographers and pair them off. Each 2 that are paired up then have to complete the same shoot, in their own style.
For example: photographers 2 & 7 get paired up. The…

That’s the most exciting thing I’ve heard about lately, I wanna tryyyyy

Posted 11 months ago

Liz Labelle's Official blog: Day 7 in the desert..

lizlabelle:

So I finally got around to posting some sort of update after 6 days of trying and having my text erased (either by Alex accidentally or my page just shutting down..).

Right now I’m writing from my condo here in Arizona, where I’m spending 12 days finishing up my FIRST FULL-LENGTH album! This…

I love this girl to death.

Posted 11 months ago

casenumber825:

framedsound:

casenumber825:

framedsound:

Also saw fun. in June. They’re one of my favorite band to shoot. So many people on stage, so much energy, such amazing lights… Plus I had never shot at the Olympia, but knew for a fact that venue is absolutely beautiful since I’ve seen some of my first shows ever there. The only challenge came from the security team who cut the group of photographers in two, parked us on one of the sides of the stage and forbade us to be in the middle of the pit, minutes before the show, just because. Then we only had 2 songs to shoot, just because. So I’m sorry if the photos don’t vary as much as usual, I couldn’t move at all and shot for 7 minutes total. Other than that, the public sucked (some fans actually got silenced because they were singing along too loud, true story) but the show was really worth seeing. fun. is a band that really deserves its fame.

You can see more photos of the show over HERE!

Fans were getting silenced? I didn’t get silenced and I’m pretty sure I was singing at the top of my lungs against the barrier virtually in front of the security guy. Also I felt like the crowd was incredibly loud so I can’t see where the being silenced thing happened…

Security was quite over the top, but they didn’t interfere with the show at all, even when Nate jumped into the crowd. And they spent a lot of time giving out water to people.

It happened at the back of the venue, where I stayed with one of my friends for the rest of the show. She’s a huge fan, and I do love fun. too. We both know the lyrics to most of the songs they played, and we were part of the half-dozen of people who actually tried to enjoy the show… Now I understand it was the back of the venue, I did notice people were a bit older (and by older I mean between 25 and 30…) than the ones in the front, but let’s be honest, it was a show, and getting told to shut the fuck up because our singing was too loud for them to hear the band was 1) a surprise 2) a major turn off. I did not & do not mean to insult anyone in the public here, but from where I stood this was one the most quiet show I’ve been to (yet I’m used to hardcore shows as well, maybe I’m a bit biased), and people telling others to keep their voices down was the cherry on top.


As for security, one of the guys happened to be an old friend I hadn’t seen in forever, so I had a good talk with him. I was blaming the team here, but the only one of them who I found quite aggressive was the head of security… who, I know, was taking his orders from someone above him himself. This is just the kind of things that happen from time to time when you shoot concerts. I wasn’t angry, just a bit disappointed that I couldn’t take all the photos I wanted. The Olympia security was definitely not the worst one I’ve had to deal with!


So sorry I sounded a bit harsh trying to keep my review short, I’m glad you liked the photos anyway! :)

Ah, the front sounds like it was extremely different to the back, everyone around me was behaving just like I was, I just assumed it was like that throughout the venue.

I think an argument happened between a fan and a security guy during the wait between the opening act and fun. coming on. I couldn’t understand what was happening (I don’t actually speak hardly any French)

Like I said, I’m surprised by the divide between the behaviour of people at the front and people at the back!

To be honest I was surprised too, we could clearly see the first 15th, 20th rows moving (they did seem less loud for us than they must have been for you though), but the rest of the venue was terribly calm. Seemed to me that the people in the back only were there for “that one song we heard on the radio”, because “fun. is in” at the moment. Maybe I’m wrong, but that’s the impression I got listening to them talking afterwards.

Not sure about the fan, at least I didn’t notice anything, but one of the photographers actually tried to talk to the head of security after he told us we’d be stuck on one side of the stage only. Instead of explaining the decision (he didn’t have to… but that would have been nice) he just got really aggressive at the poor guy. Same photog had been talking with the first row fans for a while right before, he really was a nice guy and didn’t deserve the way the security treated him for asking a question. The rest of the team was great though, they let us spread as much as they could without pissing off their boss.

Posted 11 months ago

casenumber825:

framedsound:

Also saw fun. in June. They’re one of my favorite band to shoot. So many people on stage, so much energy, such amazing lights… Plus I had never shot at the Olympia, but knew for a fact that venue is absolutely beautiful since I’ve seen some of my first shows ever there. The only challenge came from the security team who cut the group of photographers in two, parked us on one of the sides of the stage and forbade us to be in the middle of the pit, minutes before the show, just because. Then we only had 2 songs to shoot, just because. So I’m sorry if the photos don’t vary as much as usual, I couldn’t move at all and shot for 7 minutes total. Other than that, the public sucked (some fans actually got silenced because they were singing along too loud, true story) but the show was really worth seeing. fun. is a band that really deserves its fame.

You can see more photos of the show over HERE!

Fans were getting silenced? I didn’t get silenced and I’m pretty sure I was singing at the top of my lungs against the barrier virtually in front of the security guy. Also I felt like the crowd was incredibly loud so I can’t see where the being silenced thing happened…

Security was quite over the top, but they didn’t interfere with the show at all, even when Nate jumped into the crowd. And they spent a lot of time giving out water to people.

It happened at the back of the venue, where I stayed with one of my friends for the rest of the show. She’s a huge fan, and I do love fun. too. We both know the lyrics to most of the songs they played, and we were part of the half-dozen of people who actually tried to enjoy the show… Now I understand it was the back of the venue, I did notice people were a bit older (and by older I mean between 25 and 30…) than the ones in the front, but let’s be honest, it was a show, and getting told to shut the fuck up because our singing was too loud for them to hear the band was 1) a surprise 2) a major turn off. I did not & do not mean to insult anyone in the public here, but from where I stood this was one the most quiet show I’ve been to (yet I’m used to hardcore shows as well, maybe I’m a bit biased), and people telling others to keep their voices down was the cherry on top.


As for security, one of the guys happened to be an old friend I hadn’t seen in forever, so I had a good talk with him. I was blaming the team here, but the only one of them who I found quite aggressive was the head of security… who, I know, was taking his orders from someone above him himself. This is just the kind of things that happen from time to time when you shoot concerts. I wasn’t angry, just a bit disappointed that I couldn’t take all the photos I wanted. The Olympia security was definitely not the worst one I’ve had to deal with!


So sorry I sounded a bit harsh trying to keep my review short, I’m glad you liked the photos anyway! :)

Posted 11 months ago

Last March, my two roommates and I were all at a turning point in our lives, and we were TIRED of everything going on around us. Wether it was the studies, the jobs, the so-called friends or the families, we realized we all needed to get away for a while. And of course, none of us had the money to go very far… so we started looking for a deal. Turns out hostels in Budapest are really cheap (well, everything is cheap from the point of vue of someone who pays in € over there…), and the plane wasn’t that expensive. So we went to Hungary for three days.
To this date, I’d say Budapest is the most beautiful town I’ve seen. I still consider Montreal my second (first?) hometown, I fell in love with Dublin last May (haven’t started editing the photos, too much feelings really) and I’m a huge fan of everything German, but Budapest was simply impressive. The monuments, the history, the cute places downtown, the view from the fortress, the Royal Palace, the bridges, the small markets… Both Buda and Pest have their charm (cause they used to be two different towns!). We had a lot of fun and not so much needed rest, but that’s kind of the way we enjoy our holidays…
Hopefully you like the photos as much as I liked the town!

More photos HERE!

Posted 11 months ago

Last (for today) but not least, I met a French band called Syd Kult this month, and they needed a promo shoot. It was great working with people who knew what they wanted and I had a lot of fun doing this. Let me know what you think of the results!

HERE

Posted 11 months ago

Also saw fun. in June. They’re one of my favorite band to shoot. So many people on stage, so much energy, such amazing lights… Plus I had never shot at the Olympia, but knew for a fact that venue is absolutely beautiful since I’ve seen some of my first shows ever there. The only challenge came from the security team who cut the group of photographers in two, parked us on one of the sides of the stage and forbade us to be in the middle of the pit, minutes before the show, just because. Then we only had 2 songs to shoot, just because. So I’m sorry if the photos don’t vary as much as usual, I couldn’t move at all and shot for 7 minutes total. Other than that, the public sucked (some fans actually got silenced because they were singing along too loud, true story) but the show was really worth seeing. fun. is a band that really deserves its fame.

You can see more photos of the show over HERE!

Posted 11 months ago

I once was a huge fan of Escape The Fate. I clearly remember my first concert of them in 2008, and after that I went and saw them about 10 times in 2009, cause they were just so good live. Then they disappeared a bit to write and put out a shitty third album and I kinda stopped listening to them. However their old songs and their shows still have a special place in my heart. I have way too many good memories of roadtrips, friends, Warped Tour, California, drinks, bruises, awkward conversations and other adventures to be missing one of their performances. So I went and shot the band in Paris last June. (And my ex that I hadn’t had news of in six months came to me saying he ditched me because he was afraid I wanted a serious relationship, but he was now ready to be with me… Guys. We get it. If you want sex, just say you want sex, don’t make up such poor excuses. You’ll save us all a lot of time.) I must admit Escape The Fate is not as good as it used to be, but it was still a lot of fun seeing them again!

Check out all the photos HERE!

Posted 1 year ago

onpensebienavous:

framedsound  pense bien à nous !

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"Les coquillages et le sable chaud de Deauville contre les mégots et le bitume de ma région parisienne! Je pense bien à vous!"

Check out my submission to “On pense bien à vous” (French saying that means “Thinking about you” at the end of postcards), a blog where people who are going on holidays are sending photos to the ones who stayed behind…