I’m pretty into this band The Joy Formidable right now. I guess you could say they have a heavy indie rock sound. They are a 3 piece band from North Wales. Besides having great weather, living in Los Angeles has the added benefit of being a stop for almost every band on tour.
I discovered The Joy Formidable were headlining the Billabong Design for Humanity benefit concert at Paramount Studios in Hollywood so I picked up some tickets before it sold out. As a DP and camera operator I’m often hired to film bands but I was only a spectator at this show. Still I love to shoot a good band, there’s just so much energy and emotion in a live musical performance, so I brought a 5D with a little 50mm f/1.4 and captured these photos and video while still managing to enjoy the event like a regular guy with no all access pass hanging around his neck.
The Joy Formidable performing “The Greatest Light is the Greatest Shade” at the Billabong Design for Humanity benefit at Paramount Studios on July 25th, 2012.
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Some of my photos are on the band’s website now: