Find out more about Collisions here.
I have much respect for this band, Collisions, as players
and as people. Always fun to be around with the ability to find the
humour in almost any situation. They also make great music! Luckily
I've had an opportunity to photograph them a number of times. This image
above was inspired by their version of Bjork's "Army of Me"
song. The background crowd is made up entirely of the band - an army
of "them" in fact. In order to put this image together quite
a few shots were needed to be taken, each with slightly different poses.
There is a second image that was also done at this session which won't
be shown on my site until I've seen it used by the band first (if at
all)... a policy I have. This "Army of Me" image was used
online by Metal Hammer accompanying a premiere for the "We Know
The Enemy" video (screenshot below). The other pic next to it shows
one of my shots used for a new band feature on Collisions in Rock Sound
In the three years since I first photographed Collisions (supporting
Senser) they have gone on to tour Europe with (hed)p.e., and gigged
extensively, playing shows with bands from a wide cross section of genres
including Sonic Boom Six, The Algorithm, Hacktivist, The Defiled...
This year has already seen them play Hammerfest, and the Hard Rock Hell
Road Trip in Ibiza. Look out for them at Alt-fest and Mammothfest in
August, and for their debut album expected later in 2014 / early 2015.
The double jump image above was taken while the band recorded the video
for "Believe In This" (with ace vidmakers Metal
Wasp Media) which was a top 10 success on the Scuzz TV new vid chart
(beating the likes of Slash and Lamb Of God). The jumps were something
I had seen them doing in a couple of other run throughs for closer shots
so when it was time to record the wider set-ups, and I could capture
the moment without various other camera operators and equipment in the
frame, I made sure I was ready. You can read my write-up of the day
and see more behind the scenes photos at Pure Rawk. Here's
More info about Collisions can be found on their website at www.collisionsband.com.
Direct link to Collisions videos: youtube.com/user/collisionsuk
These last two images show opposite ends of the photography spectrum
for me. The band portrait in an empty underground car park has had some
tinkering in Photoshop... to remove the cars that were originally there.
The image below was taken using a vintage rangefinder camera and lens,
both of which are nearly 60 years old. It is the result of mulitple
exposures on 35mm film.
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