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[Jun. 23rd, 2011|02:33 pm]
kyle cassidy
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[music |Sarah Borrello: Not Now]

So I'm in New York for two days photographing Amanda Palmer's new backup band. Like everything else we've ever done together this was something of a crowd sourced spectacle. Amanda had decided that the audience should dress the band -- the musicians would show up more or less naked, the audience would just throw clothes up on stage and they'd wear them. After all this madness it seemed a logical progression that the band's first official photo shoot should be on stage too, amid the piles of lingerie, jackets and ironic hipster t-shirts strewn about like a Goodwill had crashed into the side of a mountain. So ... very capably assisted by Colin I practiced leaping up on stage with lights and umbrellas and banging something out in 60 seconds or less (I think the photo shoot actually lasted 45 seconds) and then bounding off. (Hayley Fiasco photographed it from the audience and posted it to twitter here.)

We had one shoot-thru umbrella on a pole (held by Colin) with an sb800 on the top, triggered by a pocket wizard. I was shooting a Nikon d700 with the 24-120 kit lens at something like 1/60th at f 5.6 mostly between 24 & 30mm's. I took 27 photos. Not sure if this will be the final one, but if it's not, you'll have a rarity.

Get it while it's hot, wallpaper size when you click on it.

(And thanks to everybody who came up and said hello last night. The general consensus seems to be that maybe I should update my icon photo so it looks more like I do now.)




Clickenzee to Embiggen



(That's Chad, Mike, Sean & AFP)


Oh, and Sara Borrello opened for the band -- she's freaking amazing -- I think she's everything that was good about Fiona Apple and none of the things that weren't good about her. Check this out. I mean now, check it out. Shes's freakingninteen. And then go get on her mailing list.




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[User Picture]From: lentower
2011-06-23 06:44 pm (UTC)
you forgot to mention the 2nd opener
Lady Lam the Bee Keeper
also incredibly talented
links on a recent blog of Amanda Palmer

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yes, if you want people to say hi,
either update the photo or look like Roswell

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good seeing you last night

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[User Picture]From: lentower
2011-06-23 06:54 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: lenzart
2011-06-23 07:18 pm (UTC)
Check this out. I mean now, check it out. Shes's freakingninteen.

Your next freaking rockstar model?
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[User Picture]From: littleonionz
2011-06-23 07:53 pm (UTC)
Sarah B is really good, nineteen eh? Coo.
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[User Picture]From: fragilemacabre
2011-06-23 09:23 pm (UTC)
Anyone who pays any attention to your blog should recognize you, though an icon change might be useful. Thanks again for the postcard. :)
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[User Picture]From: driftersonline
2011-06-23 09:31 pm (UTC)
dig the boots

~drift~
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[User Picture]From: littleonionz
2011-06-23 11:32 pm (UTC)
Showed my sprog, this when she got back from the school talent show (she is also girl with guitar, but 11) She likey. This is gud, ta for linky.
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[User Picture]From: karohemd
2011-06-24 12:22 am (UTC)
What an awesome and appropriate shot.
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[User Picture]From: adam_0oo
2011-06-24 02:36 am (UTC)
Great shot, I recognized you in the crowd before you took your shot. I told my gf "Hey, that guy is from the internet!".
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[User Picture]From: silveringridd
2011-07-12 02:47 am (UTC)

NO!

DO NOT UPDATE YOUR LJ ICON! IT IS MADE OF AWESOME! IF YOU CHANGE IT, I WILL CRY!
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