DMB, ELew and Shark Hooks …

Paris concert season has started. I got to shoot two excellent shows this week with more coming next week. The first was Dave Matthews, who performed at a very small but prestigious place here – Olympia Hall.

Dave Matthews in Concert at Olympia Hall

Dave Matthews in Concert at Olympia Hall

When we photograph a concert, we normally get to shoot only the first 3 songs and then we’re escorted out, unless we beg to stay and just watch. Well thankfully, 3 songs for Dave Matthews totaled to about 35 minutes! It was a rare treat to have so long to create images.

The second show was in a tiny jazz venue calle Sunset Sunside. An extremely talented young jazz pianist named Eric Lewis gave a wonderful performance, nothing quite like I’d ever seen before.

Eric Lewis (ELew) in concert at Sunset-Sunside

Eric Lewis (ELew) in concert at Sunset-Sunside

The best I could describe it would be to say he basically attacks the piano and plays very aggressively. He takes contemporary songs and interprets them in his own style.

To see a short video from this concert, CLICK HERE. Or to see a recent performance that Eric gave at the TED conference, CLICK HERE.

Favorite French story of the week:

Paris – A Paris activist pierced her skin with giant fishhooks and hung herself from the ceiling of a boutique Thursday in a radical protest at the threat of extinction facing the world’s sharks.

 Artist and animal rights activist Alice Newstead speared the skin of her shoulderblades with oversized shark fishing hooks, fitting her feet into a harness, to be hoisted up into the air.

 She spent 15 minutes suspended in the window of a Lush Cosmetics store in the south of the capital, as passers-by walked along the busy boulevard, her skin stretched upward and streaked with blood.

Some photos of the week:

Late Night Sunset (10:45pm!) over Seine

Late Night Sunset (10:45pm!) over Seine

Eiffel Tower from the Metro Line 6

Eiffel Tower from the Metro Line 6

Dave Matthews in Concert at Olympia Hall

Dave Matthews in Concert at Olympia Hall

Dave Matthews in Concert at Olympia Hall

Dave Matthews in Concert at Olympia Hall

Eric Lewis (ELew) in concert at Sunset-Sunside

Eric Lewis (ELew) in concert at Sunset-Sunside

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by yemoot2000 on July 8, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    love the ELEW photos – can you post more video of the Sunset-Sunside performance?

    Reply

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