I generally try to avoid making excuses for why photos from a night might not have turned out as well as I'd hoped, but damn, I'm not sure a single thing went my way this night--from a photographic point-of-view, that is. I was looking forward to Go Bang #6. Amanda Blank and Devlin & Darko were in town and headlining the party and I had some cool ideas for a lighting setup I wanted to try. Upon arrival with a carload of heavy equipment, I soon found out there was no space for me to set it up. Call it lack of prior planning or call it what you want, the small amount of extra space the tiny club usually offers was unfortunately taken up by extra DJ/sound equipment and reserved couches that could not be moved. Alas, I was left with nowhere to turn.. but outside of the club, on the sidewalk!
I had to keep it simple so I set up a single flash w/ umbrella inside the lobby and threw a faux-ringflash (Ray Flash) on my camera and parked on the other side of the glass. It is a cool setup, in theory, but with little time to tweak the light, super scuffed up/dirty glass, malfunctioning-equipment, and drunk subjects (who are hard to position when precise positioning is important), it made for a tough job.
Nerdy photo ranting aside, the few shots I managed to take before it started to rain on my outdoor photo studio are pretty cool. Check out a few samples below and peep the entire gallery here. /rant