Alt-J @ Leeds Arena

One of my final shows of 2015, photographing one of the first acts I shot at the start of the year - the homecoming of Leeds most successful export of recent years.

Love or hate em, Alt-J have had a whirlwind few years, and I'm pleased to have documented a fair bit of it - particularly in Leeds. From the Brudenell, Holy Trinity Church, The Cockpit, The Academy, Leeds Festival, and now possibly the largest stage in the city: The Arena. 

One unfortunate consequence of photographing a band multiple times is that, after a while your shorts start to become a bit 'samey', so I made a real effort this time round to try and mix things up a bit - some new angles, different processing techniques, that sort of thing.

The lighting for this show was a lot tougher than the past few times I'd seen Alt-J, with heaps of backlight presenting it's own set of challenges and the occasional opportunity for something different. 

The guys were in top form, and it was great to hear 'Bloodflood' - one of my favourites from the first album - as we were packing up side of stage.

Alt-JLeeds Arena, Dec 2015
Alt-JLeeds Arena, Dec 2015
Alt-JLeeds Arena, Dec 2015
Alt-JLeeds Arena, Dec 2015
Alt-JLeeds Arena, Dec 2015
Alt-JLeeds Arena, Dec 2015
Alt-JLeeds Arena, Dec 2015
Alt-JLeeds Arena, Dec 2015
Alt-JLeeds Arena, Dec 2015
Alt-JLeeds Arena, Dec 2015
Alt-JLeeds Arena, Dec 2015
Alt-JLeeds Arena, Dec 2015
Alt-JLeeds Arena, Dec 2015
Alt-JLeeds Arena, Dec 2015
Alt-JLeeds Arena, Dec 2015

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