I had the pleasure of photographing promotional images for local Canberra band Beneath The Surface this week.
We were literally chasing the light for this shoot… when we arrived on location, we had planned on having a good hour to shoot before the sun set, allowing us to capture that last magical light of the evening. What we didn’t count on was the large hills that were between us and the setting sun, casting a huge shadow exactly where we wanted to be. Yikes! We grabbed the gear out of the van, took one look at the rapidly disappearing sun… and we sprinted! Ran a few hundred meters, stopped to take a photo or two, then had to run again to get back into the sun again. My initial plans of an elaborate multiple flash set-up were quickly abandoned as we dumped all our musical and photographic gear in an unceremonious pile to make the running part easier. I grabbed one camera with one lens attached. It would have to do. Thank goodness there was no-one else around. Imagine their surprise (and perhaps delight) when stumbling upon an expensive stash of guitars, cameras, lenses and clothing, left discarded in the middle of a field. Meanwhile, we are several hundred meters away, still running. I’ve never been chased by a shadow before and it was somewhere between comical and scary watching it rapidly creep across the ground behind us.
Thanks for spending a wacky afternoon shooting with me, guys! I’m thrilled to be a small part of your music launch.
For those who are interested, Beneath The Surface will be headlining a free concert on 10th June in Hughes. Be there and support local talent!
For more details on the band and their upcoming performances, check out their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/beneaththesurfaceband
To listen to their latest single “We Believe”, head over to Triple J Unearthed: www.triplejunearthed.com/