A Band Called Kinky

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Photo Info
UploadedJuly 7, 2008
TakenSeptember 27, 2007
ModelCanon EOS 30D
Exposure1/160 sec at f/4
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length16 mm
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Q: Why cant I post new stories? :(

A: Do you know?

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Yes, that's really their name: Kinky.

One of the bigger bands of the moment down here south of the border. On tour in the states right now.

While I openly shared that my last photo was one of those "happy accidents", I have to say that this photo was by no means an accident. Lucky, maybe; accident, no.

This is what I call "athletic photography" - in order to get this angle, I had to find a stage support, grab it, then launch myself upward in order to be looking down on the stage. It's not the first time I've done it and it's fun and challenging. You see, security doesn't like it when I start grabbing stuff and bouncing around - or, better said, security doesn't like it when anybody does anything out of the ordinary. The cool thing is that I always say hi to everyone and chat them up about something, so usually security kinda turn their backs on me and everyone else is, like, "well, that guy's weird"...

So, anyway, I'd been shooting from this spot for a couple minutes when I noticed some patterns of behavior repeating themselves. Part of live music photography is recognizing patterns - lights, movement, etc. So, I noticed what was happening and took advantage of it.

As with many concerts, just getting access was super difficult. Supposedly I'm press, but bc I work with small publications, lots of times people don't want to give me access. The cool thing is that I always treat people well and that's golden advice. I don't do it bc I think it's gonna get me somewhere, but bc I think it's important. BUT, often it also has that side effect of helping me.

A friend of a friend found out that I couldn't get in and so he found me an all-access wristband to help me to be able to get some great pics. The down side was that bc it was all access and not press, I was surrounded by everybody's uncle with a camera, most of whom don't really know the "rules" of pit photography so they blocked lots of my shots and bc I wasn't really, really supposed to be there, I had to be timid so as to not be thrown out, right?

So, anyway, I saw this photo coming a million miles away and when I shot it I already new that it was solid.

Canon 30d, Canon16-35mm 2.8. Everybody uses the 70-200mm. That's cool if you want your photos to look like everyone else's.

Hope you like the photo, I used it as my first in a continuing series of postcards that I made up to promote my photography. I'd found out that, while everybody knew what I did, bc I work with indie projects, lots of people hadn't seen my photos. So I made postcards and hand them out at every chance I get. I suggest we all do that, as it's not only great for promo, but it's also a solid conversation starter.

90 responses

  • Amber Fette

    Amber Fette gave props (6 Jul 2008):

    Fantastic shot!

  • Allen Price

    Allen Price said (6 Jul 2008):

    They sing Cornman. They have a great video with a llama in it.

  • Bill Harner

    Bill Harner gave props (6 Jul 2008):

    Great shot.

  • Audrey Kanekoa-Madrid

    Audrey Kanekoa-Madrid (Deleted) gave props (6 Jul 2008):

    Excellent color and motion!!

  • Christie Patient

    Christie Patient gave props (6 Jul 2008):

    love the lighting and sillouhette. definately a yes.

  • Adrian Rodriguez

    Adrian Rodriguez gave props (6 Jul 2008):

    Great choice.........I Love it

  • Andrew Lorimer

    Andrew Lorimer (Deleted) gave props (6 Jul 2008):

    Amazing Capture Very Powerful !!!

  • Angel Foice

    Angel Foice gave props (6 Jul 2008):

    such an awesome shot. =]

  • Brittany Diliberto

    Brittany Diliberto gave props (6 Jul 2008):

    i'll agree, pretty spiftastic!

  • Carl W. Nunn

    Carl W. Nunn gave props (6 Jul 2008):

    way cool

  • Jason Pierce

    Jason Pierce gave props (7 Jul 2008):

    I love it! Great shot!

  • marshall

    marshall gave props (7 Jul 2008):

    well, the fact is that the people here on JPGMAG.COM are just something else!!!! thank you!!!

  • J. Harris Blacklist

    J. Harris Blacklist gave props (7 Jul 2008):

    lol, what a strange name for a band. Love this shot! Sweet

  • Jose Vásquez

    Jose Vásquez said (7 Jul 2008):

    yeah man!! it rocks!! you have my vote!

  • Fried M. Khan

    Fried M. Khan gave props (7 Jul 2008):


  • Franziska Funke

    Franziska Funke gave props (7 Jul 2008):

    this is perfect. very intense.

  • Kaki J. Luitjens

    Kaki J. Luitjens said (7 Jul 2008):

    Awesome shot!

  • James Spicer

    James Spicer gave props (7 Jul 2008):

    Great shot!

  • Jennifer Cochran

    Jennifer Cochran gave props (7 Jul 2008):

    Love the color!

  • Andrea Tipple

    Andrea Tipple (Deleted) gave props (7 Jul 2008):

    it ROCKS!

  • Kathleen Bjoran

    Kathleen Bjoran said (7 Jul 2008):

    It definitely fits the bill of On Stage! Enough pizazz to fill at least one page!

  • Jade  Vreeland

    Jade  Vreeland said (7 Jul 2008):

    loving the lime green/yellow against a black silhouette!

  • b. Elenor

    b. Elenor said (7 Jul 2008):

    yes vote.

  • Janice Mezzacappa

    Janice Mezzacappa (Deleted) gave props (7 Jul 2008):

    Exactly the comment Jade made, silhouette ad colors are awesome!

  • judy fouse

    judy fouse gave props (7 Jul 2008):

    Wow, weird and awesome

  • Kiwi ana

    Kiwi ana (Deleted) gave props (8 Jul 2008):

    Awesome details and great POV Marshall, As many have saif the lime green is amazing, I like the starring light to the right, the details of the stage floor itself and the detail in the silhouette of the face specially. Great work

  • Christopher Long

    Christopher Long gave props (8 Jul 2008):

    Stunning capture!

  • Dingo Core

    Dingo Core gave props (9 Jul 2008):

    i am jealous....rockin shot!

  • Stephen Rodriguez

    Stephen Rodriguez gave props (9 Jul 2008):

    Way cool shot!

  • Ashley Connolly

    Ashley Connolly gave props (9 Jul 2008):

    this picture is ridiculous! good freakin job!

  • Shane Shaw

    Shane Shaw gave props (9 Jul 2008):

    Great capture!

  • Katrina Brooks

    Katrina Brooks gave props (9 Jul 2008):

    Excellent shot!

  • Scott Korn

    Scott Korn gave props (9 Jul 2008):


  • Scott Korn

    Scott Korn gave props (9 Jul 2008):


  • Anne Mcginn

    Anne Mcginn gave props (10 Jul 2008):

    I have loved Kinky for a long time! Great capture.

  • Jean Pierre Vacherot

    Jean Pierre Vacherot (Deleted) gave props (10 Jul 2008):

    Nice, my vote

  • Gilbert Juanim

    Gilbert Juanim said (10 Jul 2008):

    wonderful! vote!

  • William Moore

    William Moore gave props (10 Jul 2008):

    I should have had the good sense to do what you did in this outstanding photo....get above the crowd for better angle...intense, great shilouette showing movement photo hot hot hot

  • J Epp

    J Epp gave props (10 Jul 2008):

    sweet shot! definite yes

  • Victor Bezrukov

    Victor Bezrukov said (10 Jul 2008):

    amazing lighting !

  • Adi GEDHEK Kalingga

    Adi GEDHEK Kalingga (Deleted) gave props (10 Jul 2008):

    color...shot...and atmosphere... great!

  • Graphistolage David Jubert

    Graphistolage David Jubert gave props (11 Jul 2008):


  • Julie Norris

    Julie Norris gave props (11 Jul 2008):

    Really amazing shot!

  • Claudia Turner

    Claudia Turner gave props (11 Jul 2008):

    a) i vote yes, b) love that band name!

  • Guy with a camera

    Guy with a camera gave props (11 Jul 2008):


  • marshall

    marshall said (11 Jul 2008):

    a sincere, "thank you! thank you! thank you!" to all who've been so kind as to comment... and such wonderful comments they've been!!!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (11 Jul 2008):

    Oh yeah! It rocks!

  • Eric Finster

    Eric Finster (Deleted) gave props (11 Jul 2008):

    I'm impressed again, well done! got my vote

  • Jorge Reyes

    Jorge Reyes gave props (11 Jul 2008):

    That's a rock n' roll shot!

  • Kristen Bryant

    Kristen Bryant gave props (12 Jul 2008):

    amazing shot!

  • Jenny Roh

    Jenny Roh said (13 Jul 2008):

    oh my what an amazing photograph

  • Lucian Bistreanu

    Lucian Bistreanu said (13 Jul 2008):


  • Kris Martin

    Kris Martin said (14 Jul 2008):

    love the low angle and the silhouette

  • whydee L

    whydee L gave props (16 Jul 2008):


  • Laura Boston-Thek

    Laura Boston-Thek gave props (16 Jul 2008):

    Awesome acid green

  • Nicholas Freeman

    Nicholas Freeman (Deleted) said (16 Jul 2008):

    amazing colour and composition

  • ! Mario Scattoloni ¡

    ! Mario Scattoloni ¡ gave props (17 Jul 2008):

    Perfect in every sense. Great image.

  • Roland Hasseleid

    Roland Hasseleid (Deleted) gave props (17 Jul 2008):

    Great shot, you got my vote :-)

  • Craig Fraizer

    Craig Fraizer gave props (19 Jul 2008):

    awesome shot, my vote for sure!

  • Patricia Shanahan

    Patricia Shanahan gave props (19 Jul 2008):

    FANTASTIC ! Awesome shot ! LOVE the angle & the coloring !

  • Craig Bortmas

    Craig Bortmas gave props (19 Jul 2008):

    Monsterous! Electric Lime! The kind of shot you wait for.

  • Jason Baker

    Jason Baker said (19 Jul 2008):

    Hey, great color and I like the composition. Good job. Got my vote!

  • Mandolin Davis

    Mandolin Davis gave props (21 Jul 2008):

    this is so amazing....this is now a fave!

  • Nelson Campbell

    Nelson Campbell (Deleted) gave props (22 Jul 2008):

    Rockin' entry!!!

  • Christopher Smith

    Christopher Smith gave props (22 Jul 2008):


  • Lisa Brown

    Lisa Brown gave props (22 Jul 2008):

    Got my VOTE! :)

  • Jeremy Anderson

    Jeremy Anderson gave props (24 Jul 2008):

    very nice

  • Ognjen Karabegović

    Ognjen Karabegović gave props (24 Jul 2008):

    Exelent shot.Realy exelent stage atmosphere.Fantastic back light,and shadows of performers are exelent.

  • Michelle Lawlor

    Michelle Lawlor gave props (24 Jul 2008):

    Great shot. I love the story behind it, too. ;)

  • DarKat

    DarKat gave props (24 Jul 2008):

    Wow, the colors and the composition are fantastic ;)

  • SJK

    SJK said (26 Jul 2008):

    One brilliant photograph!

  • Ashlei Brittany

    Ashlei Brittany gave props (26 Jul 2008):

    Beautiful shot!!

  • Renato Pejkovic

    Renato Pejkovic gave props (27 Jul 2008):

    My vote! :)

  • Caroline Hancox

    Caroline Hancox (Deleted) gave props (28 Jul 2008):

    great colour and atmosophere

  • Timothy Hoerl

    Timothy Hoerl (Deleted) said (2 Aug 2008):

    I have had the pleasure of seeing Kinky live. Great band, captured here in a fantastic photo. Nicely done!

  • Michael Dunn

    Michael Dunn gave props (2 Aug 2008):


  • Ray Lopez

    Ray Lopez gave props (3 Aug 2008):

    Dude..This is nuts...Incredible...!!!!!!!!! You got my vote....!!!!!

  • Nora Kubach

    Nora Kubach (Deleted) gave props (3 Aug 2008):

    Love this!!!

  • Emanuela Franchini

    Emanuela Franchini said (4 Aug 2008):


  • Paul G. Swanson

    Paul G. Swanson gave props (5 Aug 2008):

    very cool shot and has a since of mystery....=]

  • M.S. White

    M.S. White said (8 Aug 2008):

    what is cool about this is that you cannot tell what is going on at first. Then the longer you stare at it, the more that comes into focus. I love the color tone here too. Great shot and good luck!

  • Robert Armstrong

    Robert Armstrong (Deleted) gave props (15 Aug 2008):

    yeah man! You are the king of comments......Keep on rockin!

  • Katelyn Hon

    Katelyn Hon gave props (19 Aug 2008):

    very nice!

  • Kala Lampard

    Kala Lampard said (11 Sep 2008):

    wow thats awesome!

  • Nic Obi

    Nic Obi said (11 Aug 2009):

    damn brother this kicks some serious ass! keep shooting dont stop rocking!

  • Brian Starr

    Brian Starr gave props (18 Jan 2010):

    It's a great stage photo. Classic style, yet still unique.

  • Desiree Adams

    Desiree Adams gave props (19 Jan 2010):

    I digg it well done!

  • Robin Lerios

    Robin Lerios said (19 Jan 2010):

    If you are lucky enough to get close enough to shoot with a 16-35mm then you have amuch better chance to get this type of shot... not to say it would come out so gorgeous as this!!! Bravo!

  • Amanda Garrett

    Amanda Garrett (Deleted) gave props (23 Jan 2010):

    Love this shot, it's very dramatic. :0)

  • Erika Yamaguchi

    Erika Yamaguchi gave props (5 Feb 2010):

    we have the same style! and yes, its hard to get ACCESS in events. dude! we almost have the same story! I LOVE THIS PHOTO! KEEP IT UP!

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