Friday, 11 November 2011

Cliched Rock Shots

Oh no, it's the old fish-eye lens in the rec room shot again...

My youngest's fiance is in a rock band and they have asked me to do a group shot of the band. Hmm, difficult to get something that's at once original and at the same time evocative of their music. I started thinking about backdrops, and where could I place all five members for a shot. Somewhere atmospheric and edgy? And then I realised nearly all rock bands are photographed (I nearly said 'shot') up against a wall. Then I found this very funny site that lambasts 'brick wallers' - bands that have done the same boring shot.

I have an idea ... But if I told you, I'd have to kill you.


  1. it's quite safe over the pond, so tell me, tell us!!? :D ... for a rock band... what would I do hm... to make such pictures... i'd really need to know the band's universe, lyrics and messages I think... then ideas would follow...nooo?