A few days ago I had the chance to shoot on assignment at a very exciting music event. The occasion was the Greek version of Battle of the Bands, jointly organized by Panik Platinum Records and the Kremlino venue.
I had previously shot in this venue when it was under a different management, and I was happy to find out that all the nice features remained unchanged: the sound was really good, the people were very cooperative and the mood of the place is actually quite improved.
This was a competition in which both the audience and judging committee vote. 10 bands managed to reach the finals (one band didn’t show up, so 9 bands played). I have to say that the level was surprisingly high, considering we are talking about amateur bands and, in most cases, younger musicians, which try to make it in the local music scene. All bands played both covers and original tunes (as dictated by the rules) and, as a musician myself, I can say that professionalism, energy and originality were at a high standard. I personally enjoyed both the music and the shooting experience very much.
It’s needless to state who won and who lost, because, in such cases, Music is the eventual winner. Here is a gallery from the event, which I hope carries along something of the spirit of that night.
(The gear report: shot with the Fujifilm X-Pro2 and X-T2, and 35mm f1.4, 56mm f1.2, 10-24mm f4, 16-55mm f2.8, 50-140mm f2.8 lenses)
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