When it comes to location shoots, the weather can be a photographer’s best friend or worst enemy.
London-based groove metal band L Sol Tace booked me for another promo shoot after a bit of a lineup change and a debut album in the making. We had previously shot in a dark venue and I said to the guys that it would be great to go to an outdoor location. They got back to me and said that near their rehearsal rooms “there’s this fence that’s kinda cool”.
I laughed! Cool, a fence. Sorted!
The weather that week was abysmal. Typical UK you may think. Actually, even worse, as by this point we would be basking in a little more sunshine than this. (Not edited at all and taken on my iPhone)
I started setting up, the guys had a litre bottle of Jack Daniel’s in hand and they had already had a few beers during rehearsal. We kept watch on the weather and had to quickly grab everything and run inside the rehearsal rooms at the first sign of rain. It reminded me of this scene from Wayne’s World
But with rain instead of cars obviously.
Turns out, the moody sky actually worked to our advantage. So as long as the rain held off we did the shoot. I have to say I’m super pleased with the pictures and the band were pretty stoked when they received them.
Here’s one of the group shots
With all the talk of the rain, I forgot to mention the fence! Well it was kinda cool – it’s peeking in the background of the shot above. I think the sky steals its’ thunder though
Here’s a couple of the individual band member shots
Thank you to the sky for looking so awesome that day, to Jack Daniel’s for keeping us all entertained while we waited for the rain to clear, and lastly to the guys for making me laugh so much that day.
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