For anyone who has been checking back for new pictures and music recommendations: I am still alive, miraculously, but until my next photoshoot (will I still be able to carry all that camera gear or have my muscles atrophied to the point where I will just collapse into a small, sad, spooky pile of bones before I ever even make it to the backstage entrance? stay tuned) I am over here on Ko-fi making mixtapes, writing about music and other things people might like, being an irl pen pal/agony aunt, and passing out photo prints. Feel free to sign up, say hello and give me yet another reason to buy more cat-themed postcards.
A week before lockdown I was in London having the time of my life and, unaware that it would probably be the last time I'd be doing this for a LONG while, taking Instax and digi photos of Sorry at their BBC Introducing gig at the Roundhouse.
Since music journalism has since collapsed in on itself these haven't been properly published yet, but if you're keen (and want me to continue doing this music photography malarkey when things go back to semi-normal) the full set is available to view on my Patreon!
In addition to musical talent and amazing tunes SASAMI also has: - Great Instax decoration skills - Hair so lush that guitar strings latch on to it - A 할머니 that can make enough kimchi to fill an entire t-shirt and you can see ALL of these things and more in this photo diary I shot with her last weekend in Utrecht! Please enjoy!
Last week I spent an afternoon wandering around the Effenaar yelling "I'm hungry! I'm thirsty! Where is the food?? Where are the drinks??" and taking photos of Froth who, lucky for you, are on tour right now so you should definitely leave the house at some point to go see them.
I always love hanging out with CHAI so very nice to get to photograph them again in Belgium! There were so many bugs flying around in that botanical garden and they were total champs in posing as if the major potential for itchy bites wasn't a thing that was on the table at all times.
It should come as no surprise to anyone that there was no way in hell I would miss out on seeing Haru Nemuri on a boat so that's exactly what I didn't do and here are some photos of it for you to look at.
I actually left my house in the Netherlands without immediately making a beeline for the Eurostar back to London for a change: went to Rotown in Rotterdam to hang out with Ought (which was great) and take photos like I always do. Enjoy this exclusive peek into Dutch indie music event via Canada(ish) life.