Finally got the opportunity to chalk the enigmatic St. Vincent off my bucket list as the Masseduction tour came to Manchester.
Given her experimental musical style, I wasn't at all sure what to expect. Nothing would have been a surprise from such a flamboyant artist. As it transpired, the stage setup was somewhat understated - just a microphone and a screen.
Unlike most new-album tours I've photographed, this one had a slightly unusual setup. The show was split into two sets. The first half showcasing the new album, followed by set of her best material from her other four studio albums. A novel approach, but one that didn't feel out of place. The two sets were divided with an interval that saw a change in costume and backdrop, which meant there was a slight change to the shooting restrictions, too. Instead of shooting the first three songs of the show, we were invited to shoot the last two songs of the first set, and the first two songs of the second.
It was a great show to shoot, with loads of colours and great light. Annie stayed pretty much rooted by her mic stand which made it tricky to get real variety in my shots, but the aforementioned stage and costume change helped.