The Wombats @ Leeds Arena

What a way to kick off 2019! I had the pleasure of catching The Wombats' Leeds Arena debut, and it was a great show to shoot.

The WombatsLeeds Arena, Jan 2019

As my 10th year as a music photographer came to a close, I became acutely aware of myself 'going through the motions' when shooting some shows. After so long, there's only so much you can do in three songs from the pit, and I was fearful of my work becoming formulaic or mundane. With that in mind, I was keen that I start 2019 capturing something different - something a bit more dynamic, more engaging. I wanted to be driving home with shots I'd be proud of again.

Thankfully, this show was to provide plenty of opportunities, with plenty going on - confetti cannons, giant balloons, great lighting, and a wisdom of actual* wombats. (Yes, the collective noun for wombats is a 'wisdom'. Cool eh? Yes, I did Google it.)

I had a fantastic time shooting this show, and it certainly re-energised myself for the year ahead. Huge thanks to Simon and the rest of the crew for being so accommodating.

Great start, 2019. More of the same, please :) 

The WombatsLeeds Arena, Jan 2019
The WombatsLeeds Arena, Jan 2019
The WombatsLeeds Arena, Jan 2019
The WombatsLeeds Arena, Jan 2019
The WombatsLeeds Arena, Jan 2019
The WombatsLeeds Arena, Jan 2019
The WombatsLeeds Arena, Jan 2019
The WombatsLeeds Arena, Jan 2019
The WombatsLeeds Arena, Jan 2019
The WombatsLeeds Arena, Jan 2019
The WombatsLeeds Arena, Jan 2019
The WombatsLeeds Arena, Jan 2019
The WombatsLeeds Arena, Jan 2019
The WombatsLeeds Arena, Jan 2019
The WombatsLeeds Arena, Jan 2019
The WombatsLeeds Arena, Jan 2019
The WombatsLeeds Arena, Jan 2019
The WombatsLeeds Arena, Jan 2019
The WombatsLeeds Arena, Jan 2019
The WombatsLeeds Arena, Jan 2019
The WombatsLeeds Arena, Jan 2019
The WombatsLeeds Arena, Jan 2019
The WombatsLeeds Arena, Jan 2019
The WombatsLeeds Arena, Jan 2019
The WombatsLeeds Arena, Jan 2019
The WombatsLeeds Arena, Jan 2019
The WombatsLeeds Arena, Jan 2019
The WombatsLeeds Arena, Jan 2019
The WombatsLeeds Arena, Jan 2019
The WombatsLeeds Arena, Jan 2019
The WombatsLeeds Arena, Jan 2019
The WombatsLeeds Arena, Jan 2019
The WombatsLeeds Arena, Jan 2019
The WombatsLeeds Arena, Jan 2019
The WombatsLeeds Arena, Jan 2019
The WombatsLeeds Arena, Jan 2019
The WombatsLeeds Arena, Jan 2019
The WombatsLeeds Arena, Jan 2019
The WombatsLeeds Arena, Jan 2019

*'course they weren't real. It was some folk in costumes. Obviously. 

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