Rude Boy George opened up The Skints show at Knitting Factory in Brooklyn on December 29th 2016. I did a full review over at ReadJunk.com if you want to read that.
It’s always fun to photograph my buddies Rude Boy George. Since there’s no photo pit at Knitting Factory, I sat in the crowd for the entire show shooting and dancing. Sometime it’s better that way since you can shoot the entire set. But then you have to contend with people getting in the way, dancers bumping into you and things like that.
The lighting for their set was basically atrocious. Knitting Factory is better than this because Skints set looked fine! But for whatever reason, they had no front lighting for their set and just ugly red lighting for the back. It makes it hard to shoot bands this way so I was cranking up the ISO up to 4000-5000. Hence why every photo is black & white & very grainy. I just wish they would leave some white front lighting in front, especially when band members like to stand on the ledge part. The members just get dark and it’s hard to see. Sigh…the life of a concert photographer.