Marina & The Diamonds @ Leeds Academy: feeling nostalgic

Six years ago I had the opportunity to photograph Marina & The Diamonds for the first time. Little did I know at the time how well shooting that show would serve me. One shot in particular from that show got shortlisted for the NME Photo Awards, and as a result got me on the radar with the magazine to be approached to shoot for them a few years later.

This was a particularly tricky show to shoot as the stage was crazily shallow - perhaps four foot at best. Thankfully I had my mega-wide Canon 17-40mm f4L lens with me on my spare body, which came in useful.

The narrow stage didn't help with angles that much - it can sometimes distort perspective and result in some unflattering "up the nose" shots. Thankfully Marina spent plenty of time walking around the limited stage which offered up a few alternatives. Midway through the first song Marina dropped to her knees and reached out to my camera, which was great lens fodder. 

The show certainly went down well with her loyal faithful, and Marina was as great to photograph as I remember - Quirky stage set ups and costumes certainly help make her shows interesting! I'll certainly keep an eye out for future tours.

Marina & The DiamondsLeeds Academy, Feb 2016
Marina & The DiamondsLeeds Academy, Feb 2016
Marina & The DiamondsLeeds Academy, Feb 2016
Marina & The DiamondsLeeds Academy, Feb 2016
Marina & The DiamondsLeeds Academy, Feb 2016
Marina & The DiamondsLeeds Academy, Feb 2016
Marina & The DiamondsLeeds Academy, Feb 2016
Marina & The DiamondsLeeds Academy, Feb 2016
Marina & The DiamondsLeeds Academy, Feb 2016
Marina & The DiamondsLeeds Academy, Feb 2016
Marina & The DiamondsLeeds Academy, Feb 2016
Marina & The DiamondsLeeds Academy, Feb 2016
Marina & The DiamondsLeeds Academy, Feb 2016
Marina & The DiamondsLeeds Academy, Feb 2016
Marina & The DiamondsLeeds Academy, Feb 2016

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