The gloomy light and overcast sky of a December day provided excellent, soft lighting conditions for a photoshoot of this Brighton band. They wanted to be shown in a contemporary urban setting, reflecting the way we live now, so I took them to the derelict land where the Black Rock swimming pool used to be.
The place has an extraordinary atmosphere, with enclosing walls covered in graffiti; water puddles full of seagulls; a treasure trove of abandoned objects, the detritus of city living; distant views of the tops of grand regency buildings and the strong graphic lines and shapes of Brighton Marina’s concrete architecture.
Canon 5D Mark II EF 50 mm f1.4 1/640 @ f1.4, ISO 100, 50 mm
The mean, moody look of the band members owes less to their emotional state and more to the fact they were freezing cold. It was blowing a gale but thankfully, as I hate being cold, I had wrapped up in lots of layers and a thick coat.
Canon 5D Mark II EF 50 mm f1.4 1/800 @ f1.4, ISO 100, 50 mm
Canon 5D Mark II EF 50 mm f8 1/500 @ f1.4, ISO 800, 50 mm
Canon 5D Mark II EF 50 mm f1.4 1/200 @ f1.4, ISO 100, 50 mm, 580 EX speedlite