It’s been a while since my last Unmade in Ireland update. As you might recall from earlier posts, Unmade is a project with Irish musicians who haven’t “made it” yet. They’re unsigned bands in a wide variety of genres and backgrounds all living and creating music in Ireland. I shoot them in their rehearsal spaces and performing live, but also photograph them in their homes and at their “day jobs,” while writer Katie Dwyer interviews them about their lives and what their dreams are for their musical careers.
An absolute highlight of the project for me has been getting to know these Irish bands. So I was happy when Otherkin, one of the bands involved, asked me to do an additional shoot with them for press.
As you can see, we had a great time and getting both formal band profile shots as well as more rowdy individual and group shots. It was also a bit of a different experience for me as I used a flash during the shoot, which isn’t my norm but did allow for greater flexibility in post.
I’m particularly happy with the look and feel I was able to give the photos in editing, focusing on a grungier look to match their sound. Some of these black and whites came out particularly “filthy” and in this case it’s a darn good thing.
I’m proud to have the chance to work with all the Unmade in Ireland bands, and am excited to see what they do moving forward. In the meantime, I’m happy to have this kind of opportunity to move from a single-project relationship to a chance to go for longer shoots with a band.