In the run-up to their album release next month, The Archives opened for Ziggy Marley last night at historic Howard Theatre. Although I had been there for Chuck Brown’s viewing, this was the first time I’ve really shot there – great venue for musicians, fans, and photographers (!).
Good band portraits are as varied as other types of photography – there are no hard and fast rules (as Jay Dickman often says, “It depends!”). I think this one works reasonably well because the band looks interesting and serious, and the background has character but isn’t distracting or modern. The color version was good, but black and white is more old-school.