I’m in the middle of re-editing the 300 plus photos that have been shortlisted for A Shot In The Dark. The process involves poring through literally hundreds of thousands of photographs to find the original files and re-editing the images for the book.
One of the side benefits of this process has been the numerous reminders of some of the stories associated with the images.
The day I captured Dead Joe playing at the Nevermind the Warp’d Tour Festival in 2015 was one of those stories. I’d never seen the South Australian three piece before, and they were a pleasure to watch play on the beer garden stage of the festival. I told them as much after the set, and mentioned that they would be able to see the photographs on my website. I was met with an instant rejoinder; ‘Just make them black and white.’ The remark stood out in my memory as I was a bit taken a back. No band had ever demanded I edit photos of a live performance in specific way before.
A few days later, I ceded to the bands demands, editing their photographs in black and white. A decision that I was pretty bloody happy with to be completely honest.
These images have now been re-edited exclusively for A Shot In The Dark.