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Sleigh Bells+CSS w/Princeton @ Bowery Ballroom (5/15/2011)

I shot Sleigh Bells at HARD fest last summer on Governors Island and they were terrific. However time can be deceiving as I forgot how much of a challenge they were to photograph. Their stage lighting consists of very bright strobey back lighting combined with a fog machine… and no (if very little) front lighting (a crew member joked that they are allergic to light). This is one of the few times I can’t complain about the lighting because as an audience member, it looks really fucking cool. While the “3 Song - No flash” rule was in effect at HARD fest, there was no such restriction at their show at Bowery Ballroom. So, I planned on using my speedlight to avoid every shot looking like a silhouette.

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