This year was a little complicated for me during the New Noise Music Festival and Conference. Not only had I recently recovered from back surgery, but there were also three shows at the Santa Barbara Bowl that overlapped with the festival. Of the four performances that I did shoot, however, I really enjoyed myself.
The lighting in the small clubs is normally very dim and challenging. Because of this most of the images need to be converted to black and white in order to preserve the tonality.
See the gallery here
The 2012 New Noise Festival and Conference in Santa Barbara ran from its kick-off night at Soho Music Club on November 7th, through the big finale on November 10th, which started at noon at the Block Party (six performances) just off lower State Street, and ran late into the night with a dozen more performances at participating bars and music clubs.
Below is a list of events I shot with the corresponding performances. I covered a whooping 26 bands and have posted approximately 340 photos. I hope you enjoy!
Nov 07 - all at Soho Music Club
Nov 09 - all at Soho Music Club
Nov 10 - New Noise Block Party
Wow. This year's Santa Barbara International Film Festival was a smashing success.
In addition to those listed below, celebrities I photographed this year include: Leonardo DiCaprio, Seth Rogan,Gidget, Stacey Peralta, Bruce Brown, Dana Brown, Wes Brown, Reynolds Yater, Randy Rarick, Colin Firth, Christopher Lloyd, William Baldwin, Helena Bonham Carter, Tom Hooper, Warren Beatty, and Kevin Costner.
I photographed ten events and was completely exhausted by the time it was over. The festival ran from Jan 27th - Feb 6th, 2011. See photos and reviews from the following ones below: