Last night I shot popular Greek power metallers Firewind and their opening band, the Norwegian/German outfit Leaves’ Eyes, at the O2 Academy in Islingon, London for MetalMouth. Power metal isn’t really my scene but both bands played really strong sets, with Firewind’s virtuoso guitarist, Gus G, putting on a particularly impressive display of his characteristic shredding.
Last night I shot NY hardcore legends Agnostic Front live on stage at Underworld in Camden, for MetalMouth.net. The gig was great fun with loads of energy and I had a good time shooting until the press pit somehow got invaded by moshing fans. The Underworld is always a tricky venue to shoot at due to the mostly horrid lighting, but the challenge is part of the fun, eh?
This afternoon I attended the ever fun Dr Sketchy drawing session in London; for those unfamiliar with these events, they’re a mixture of burlesque cabaret and silly sketch assignments where the focus is on creativity as opposed to actual drawing skill. They’re also a great opportunity for photography and I thoroughly enjoyed snapping away inbetween sketches. Check out http://drsketchylondon.co.uk/ for more info.
Happy new year everyone. To kickstart 2012, I’ve begun the process of collating and updating my numerous old texturing tutorials, which were in dire need of some attention. I’ll begin putting them back onto the site in the next few days, followed by downloadable PDF versions where necessary at a later stage.
I’ve also begun compiling a FAQ, which is now selectable from the menu on the right, just addressing some of the most common questions I face in my email and elsewhere. It’ll probably be periodically updated.
Today the world said goodbye to a true visionary who changed the face of modern computing, and took a niche product brand and turned it into an international household name. Steve Jobs will be greatly missed.