Chester music photography
Tristan Mackay and Dan Patlansky
Well, as the title indicates, photography is not all about weddings… it’s about music too! And as a musician myself, I find it very exciting to photograph other musicians while they perform. This time, I found the time to upload some of the photos I took of Dan Patlansky while he performed at Chester Live Rooms, as part of his UK tour for 2016. A great South African guitarist with plenty of blues influences in his music style and expression that kept me interested for the whole of his gig. I am in no means trying to write a review of this artist’s music, so I better talk about the photos I took. I used the cheapest and oldest lens of my collection, a Canon 50mm f1.8 that I purchased back in 2001 – this is the lens I love shooting with, as it keeps my mind off anything else that could distract me. It is the one I will also pick out of my camera bag when I go on holidays. If I had to take only one lens with me, this is the one I would choose. Clearly, there is something in the colours and texture of the photos I take through this lens that I cannot define in quantity but surely admire.
Having said enough about it, I will now talk about the evening. It started with an amazing solo performance by Tristan Mackay as an opening act, and then Dan and his band came on stage. Light was not really sufficient at the beginning, but later on it got better. With a little tweaking of the photos in Lightroom, this is the result I am happy with. Hope you enjoy them too.