Russ Van den Berg’s Trip-Bop

A few weeks ago I got the pleasure of filming Russ’s new project , Trip-Bop. What a killing band! Really great writing from Russ and amazing playing from all the guys in the band. I wanted to put my camera down and get up and play. Russ has been getting back into Miles Davis from the 80´s fusion period, and you can really hear the influence in this new project. That’s not to say that this band doesn’t have its own sound ... quite the opposite! The collective of these 5 musicians really does bring a great , original feel and vibe to these new compositions. So here is a very short promo video of some of the moments from the gig. If you like what you hear, please let Russ know, or even better, buy the live album from his Band Camp page. All of this video was filmed using Sony alpha cameras , 50mm and 85mm lenses, and edited in FCPX.

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Muy facil! Para gana una sesión de fotos gratis, solo tienes que adivina todos los lugares en el video (en los comentarios aqui o en Youtube) y compartir el video en un red social. Diré el ganador a finales de este mes!

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Café Del Duende

Hi again! Heres a really quick post from last night at Café Del Duende . If you don´t know this place, it´s a must see in Valencia. Its been so long since I´ve been here I feel pretty silly not to be going more often. Absolutely fantastic Flamenco Bar , with live music Thursday to Sunday. It gets packed quick, and then they have to turn people away unfortunately, so get down there early! We went down with my Mum and Dad who even ended up dancing at the end of the night! Brilliant! Great performance from Isabel Julve, Júlia Gimeno and Kike Naval.

So from a photography point of view this was really really hard. No flash allowed, very little lighting, and the back stage was covered in hanging LED lights. I did the best I could with an 85mm 1.8. (And a steady hand) Hope you like the shots, let me know what you think. Thanks.