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Razoreater at the Boston Music Rooms

I photographed Razoreater at the Boston Music Rooms in May. Instead my usual short, sharp, shock style I tried out some colour gel/slow shutter combinations after having a look at Black Sabbath's "Paranoid" album cover. Click on the images to zoom in, these images hold hidden elements only visible under close inspection. The key is in the detail! 

All images © Patrick H. Sampson, 2016.

xRepentancex Last Show

I was given the privilege of photographing the final show of the seminal Vegan Straight Edge band xRepentancex, in Tunbridge Wells at the end of May. The band were short lived, playing shows for just 3 years, but they influenced countless people across the world to become Vegan, Straight Edge or both. The venue was absolutely packed for the last set and people had travelled from as far as the US and Australia just to see their swansong. 

Shooting them reminded me why I got into photography and of the buzz of shooting live shows. Clutching a camera and ducking windmills and spin kicks certainly keeps you on your toes! I'd like to thank my good friend John Olley for allowing me to shoot them on such an incredible occasion and wish the band the best of luck for their future endeavours.