Jaguar Love @ Boston

I shot Jaguar Love when they played at Boston last August (08/20/08). I was looking over the Nine Inch Nails tour schedule and saw that they’re opening for NIN on a couple of upcoming dates in Australia, so I got out some of my pictures of them. There is an entry from last fall in which some of these images appeared (probably processed differently in some cases) but because I only shot them incidentally–I was actually there to shoot someone else–I didn’t feature them front and center. So among other benefits, that’s what being chosen by Trent Reznor personally to open for him will do–get you a whole page here. 😉

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Cody Votolato | Jaguar Love
Jaguar Love is Johnny Whitney on lead vocals & piano; Cody Votolato on guitar & bass; and J Clark on drums & bass. The night I photographed them they had two additional musicians (who I gather are not permanent members of the band) on stage with them adding to the bass & keys but I didn’t know that at the time and thus didn’t get their names. Sorry about that.

Johnny Whitney | Jaguar Love | dsc_2927 This was fairly soon after I bought my D300 and I’m actually surprised, looking back now, that so many pictures came out so well. I am sure I didn’t have the hang of all the settings at that time. There was surprisingly little noise in any of the shots and it was fairly dark in there. Plus I was completely squashed while trying to take pictures; no barricaded pit at that venue. But I’ve found that people will let me in front if I ask nicely and tell them it’s only for a few minutes. Jaguar Love | Cody Votolato & J ClarkJaguar Love | Johnny WhitneyJaguar LoveJaguar Love | Johnny WhitneyJaguar Love | Cody VotolatoJaguar Love | Johnny WhitneyJaguar Love | Cody VotolatoJaguar Love | Johnny WhitneyJaguar Love | J Clark & Johnny WhitneyJaguar Love | Cody VotolatoJaguar Love | J ClarkJaguar Love | Johnny Whitney & J ClarkJaguar Love | Johnny WhitneyJaguar Love | Cody VotolatoJaguar Love | J ClarkJaguar Love | Johnny Whitney & J ClarkJaguar Love | Johnny WhitneyJaguar Love | Cody VotolatoJaguar Love | Cody VotolatoJaguar Love

From the EXIF data it looks like I stayed at ISO 1250 most of the time. Really pleased with the low noise levels. I used my 17-55mm lens most of the time; was too close to use anything longer and I didn’t have my 11-16mm at the time. Jaguar Love | J Clark