Following on from my Whitesnake post the other day, here are the rest of my pictures from the classic rock triple bill at Cardiff's Motorpoint Arena. I thought I'd seen Thunder's last ever gig at Download a couple of years ago so was excited they decided to keep touring after all. Why they'd ever give it up is a mystery as they clearly have amazing energy together on stage. (To bring two photography worlds crashing together for a moment, how awesome would Love Walked In be for the first dance at a wedding?!) Journey were fun & bouncy too with fantastic lighting - good times!
What an amazing feeling to see my idea develop from pitch to final feature - behind-the-scenes on Joe Bonamassa's career retrospective tour of London. I wont ramble too much as I already did so here but you can see the results in the latest issue of Guitarist magazine alongside an excellent seven page interview. Check it out (especially if you're a guitar geek!) for shots of the Peter Green/Gary Moore Les Paul, Bernie Marsden's "Beast" and this old friend of mine! Below are a few extras from the intimate Borderline gig, sound checks, the acoustic set and the incredible grand finale at the Royal Albert Hall. Bonamassa is back in the UK this September, maybe next time I'll get to say a proper hello before whipping my camera out!
A classic rock triple bill of Whitesnake, Thunder & Journey? You can imagine how excited I was! It took a while to get in due to Cardiff Motorpoint's usual incompetence (including two door staff who didn't know what a photo pass was) but I made it in the end for three awesome shows. I was especially pleased to see Doug Aldrich wearing his shiny trousers again! Chatted to some sweet people between sets, admired the efforts of a truly outstanding groupie and forgot my ear plugs but it was a pleasure to go home with Fool For Your Loving ringing in my head. Thunder & Journey pictures coming soon (& see my previous Whitesnake photos here).
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I'm Eleanor Jane and I am a freelance photographer based in Newport. I specialise in hairy metal guitarists, American landscapes and Disneyland. If you ask nicely I'll make your dad a mix CD.