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.
Great concert image!
Fantastic image SH!
Awesome! look at the detail in the hair! Love it. And yes…stand by for tomorrow.
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