The Slackers at Islington Academy, London, 13 April 2012

The Slackers at Islington Academy, London, 13 April 2012

The Slackers at O2 Islington Academy in London. This was taken during the New York ska band’s most recent UK tour.

I’ve photographed The Slackers many times and the joy and challenge of repeatedly photographing the same band is finding new depths to unearth in each performance. On this tour I experimented with colours and angles and also managed to grab a moment to take off stage portraits of each member of the band.

However, I like the simplicity of this black and white shot showing the band’s two singers Vic Ruggiero and Glen Pine in a moment of vocal unison and the clearly visible ‘Artist On The Road’ sticker on the keyboard (particularly apt for a band that tours as relentlessly as this one).

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