Sworn To The Dark
I used to disdain red lights at gigs at many of Melbourne’s venues. But I’ve learnt to love it.
Especially with the genre of acts that I shoot, I have found that with some editing, you can achieve some deliciously evil tones!
Back in 2014, I had the pleasure of photographing Black Metal legends Watain opening for Mayhem at Melbourne Max Watts (formerly Hifi Bar).
That particular venue is renowned amongst photographers as a very tough shoot, and on that night, Watain were draped in a very dimly lit plethora of red throughout their entire set.
Below are a couple of raw, original shots from that night. Dark, red and a struggle to get anything of note.
I did, however, like the two shots above, so I decided to merge them and create a final image.