I used to get asked for cocaine. Back in the day, that is. I looked the part for someone who might have a little bit of Charlie. Me, on a stage in a nightclub, intoxicated by House music and with an itchy nose from a beer allergy. Music does that to you. Still does for me. Classic dance anthems more than anything, though these days no one asks for a score. They tend to ask for photos instead, which is fine by me. And so here we go with my live music pictures.
Black and white live music pictures
Once upon a time, I was the same age of the people in these pictures. There have been some changes (phone dependence, pre-loading, the removal of vinyl and all the craft it requires and the texture it delivers), but generally, a night out is still a night out. Mates. Drink. Music. Laughs. Dancing.
Somewhere in this, I now fall. Once the dancer. Now a photographer. Still the same pulse for the peaks and troughs of a tune. The anticipation for the next track. The mid set lull, and the end of set high. People losing their **** and others wanting to. It’s a dream. A photographer’s dream. If you ever get the chance, try it, crowd photography, that is. Turn around now again for the act (they can be fascinating too), but don’t linger too long.
The show is always behind you.
This photo essay of live music pictures was created by me, David Dunham.
If black and white photography is your thing, perhaps head over to my black and white portraits.
Just one more request before I go. I have a bunch of photos of singer songwriters, bands and artists. I’ve got a lot of time for the work of each one. So, if you have a mo, here are a few to consider: singer songwriter Sophie Maude, actor Cassie Bradley, and the New Zealand band Daffodils.
How to contact me
I’m based in Tauranga, and am often found in Auckland too. Best to contact me using this form as I’m not on social. Or, give me a call. My number is lower down. Best wishes, David.
Tel: +64 27 462 3126