I had the wonderful experience of planning Precision Camera's second-ever concert photography class and show at the Mohawk in downtown Austin. The show went off without a hitch on Wednesday, June 27, and we had a fantastic class led by talented local concert shooter Katrina Barber. Elevaded performed a private set for the class and then the venue opened up at 9 p.m. for a show with Elevaded, MIDDLESPOON and Fragile Rock.
Socks are Murder
Fragile Rock is a unique idea that works so much better in reality that you would ever expect it to. The self-described emo puppet band features a three-piece band of humans cloaked behind the puppet band that includes a lead man, guitar, base, drums, backup singers and the most polished stage banter you have ever heard.
What could be a gimmick that gets old after the first song is anything but. It's easy to get lost in the band's dynamic stage presence and theatrics — and puppet guitar solos.
While too busy with the logistics of helping to teach and make sure the evening moved along smoothly to shoot more of the awesome lineup. I did manage to grab the awesome guys from MIDDLESPOON for a very quick portrait. I used constant lights, a way I don't normally shoot, and wasn't super stoked about the results. But I did manage to get at least one keeper. I hope to shoot with these talented and well-styled gentlemen again soon in a bit more controlled of a setting.