The Motion Between Heaves

This is a photo of Taka during MONO’s recent performance at Manning in Sydney.
I took this during “Riptide” which was the opening song of their set.

I think this is just a good action shot. There’s a stillness and there’s a nice amount of space, and in working with rather than against the red I feel I was able present form in a way that’s striking.

As a side note, here are some photos of Taka from when MONO were in Sydney in 2020.

This is my submission into the two hundred-and-forty-second Lens-Artists Photo Challenge. The theme for this one is “New Experiences“.

Whilst having seen MONO prior to this performance, shooting at Manning Bar was something new for me as I hadn’t shot there before. There’s also some of the material being different due to touring in support of their 2021 album Pilgrimage of the Soul leading to an experience that felt familiar and new at the same time and now has me thinking about differing forms of repetition and how those differences are experienced by performer and audience, but I digress.

Another reason why I feel this counts is having another opportunity to shoot MONO as it allows me to try and capture something that is new and not quite the same as what I’d captured of them before.

The host of the Lens-Artists challenges cycles weekly between the following people:

Week 1 – Tina

Week 2 – Patti

Week 3 – Ann-Christine aka Leya

Week 4 – Amy

Week 5 – John Steiner

Week 6 – Sofia Alves

Week 7 – Anne Sandler

Week 8 – Donna

Week 9 – Guest host

Anne is curating this one. The next one is curated by Donna, and I think there is a hint in Anne’s post about what Donna’s might be. Best to go check it out.

I recommend participating in the challenges. They’re open enough to allow for a fair bit of thinking about approach and closed enough to keep focus on meeting the theme of each one. If you don’t participate, you should still check out what others of the Lens-Artists community are submitting.

I hope you enjoy.


About Stupidity Hole

I'm some guy that does stuff. Hoping to one day fill the internet with enough insane ramblings to impress a cannibal rat ship. I do more than I probably should. I have a page called MS Paint Masterpieces that you may be interested in checking out. I also co-run Culture Eater, an online zine for covering the arts among other things. We're on Patreon!
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5 Responses to The Motion Between Heaves

  1. Anne Sandler says:

    Great concert image!


  2. Tina Schell says:

    Fantastic image SH!


  3. Wind Kisses says:

    Awesome! look at the detail in the hair! Love it. And yes…stand by for tomorrow.


  4. Pingback: Red Moment in Sound | Stupidity Hole

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