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Devin Townsend Project And Periphery Live @ 170 Russell, Melbourne

I think I have photographed nearly every single Devin Townsend tour of the last 4-5 years.

He tours Australia regularly and always without fail, the tours are a sell-out.

As was tonight’s 170 Russell gig, with another to follow tomorrow.

Supporting Devin tonight was Periphery. I hadn’t seen Periphery for a few years. From memory, it may have been opening for Devin again – although I can’t be too sure, I would have to check my archives.

As beautifully as 170 Russell was lit, all the lights were in the backline facing towards the audience and photographers. It proved to be one of the hardest shoots I have had to endure for quite a while and in all honesty, I left feeling a little disappointed with tonight’s effort behind the camera. This is far from my best work and it was an ordeal getting anyone on that stage lit up right.

Bad day in the office. You be the judge.


Devin Townsend Project

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