Last Wednesday (August 24), I made my Blossom debut shooting In This Moment, Korn, and Rob Zombie for Uncivil Revolt Magazine on the "Return of the Dreads Tour". So much went down in front of the lens, I felt like a little kid in a toy store just snatching up every moment I could it my little greedy hands on. If there was one experience that hindered my experience, it had to be my little hour and half expedition looking for my vehicle that night. It was horrible, embarrassing and downright humorous by night's end.
In This Moment
In This Moment is what I consider a photographer's dream band to shoot. Two reasons. One, the production value is top notch. The stage is fully immersed in fog most of the set with fantastic light strobes of different colors flickering throughout the venue. Maria Brink, the vocalists of the rock/metal band, is decked out in a different costume for each song. And with her two counterpart dancers choreographing beside her, the full effect transforms into full circle. Second, you get to shoot the whole set!
If I had to hand out performance medals that evening, Korn took home the gold. After 20+ years and their twelfth studio album, The Serenity of Suffering set to drop this October, their longevity hasn't diminished in quality nor as their stage shows.
The man of fringe and bell-bottoms, Rob Zombie himself. I can't think of a guy today who can rock both and quite frankly, I'm sure he's the only one. Zombie has been on my radar for while to see. I got a sample of it last year when John 5 did his solo thing in Cleveland, but I just love his stage vibe and the guy has an iconic image that's easily recognizable. Not necessarily the best lights for a photographer, but it worked for his show. I was telling another shooter that he must really love the red and greens so us photographer would end up transferring them to B/W.
- Dead City Radio and the New Gods of Supertown
- In the Age of the Consecrated Vampire We All Get High
- Wild Thing (Tone‐Lōc cover)
- Living Dead Girl
- Well, Everybody's Fucking in a U.F.O.
- More Human Than Human (White Zombie song)
- Never Gonna Stop (The Red, Red Kroovy)
- The Hideous Exhibitions of a Dedicated Gore Whore
- House of 1000 Corpses
- Guitar Solo
- Thunder Kiss '65 (White Zombie song)
- Am I Evil? (Diamond Head cover)
- The Star-Spangled Banner (John Stafford Smith cover)
- We're an American Band (Grand Funk Railroad cover)