Take A Picture It’ll Last Longer!

Launches This Friday Oct 28th 7-9pm with a live performance from Colly Strings!
“Take A Picture it’ll last longer’ is an exhibition of music photographs by Belfast based photographer Carrie Davenport. As a huge fan of the local music scene, thumb Carrie has spent much of the last decade working with local musicians both on and offstage and has enjoyed every minute of it! From her first photos taken at friend’s gigs in the front page back when she was an art student she has moved on to shooting for local bands themselves as well as record labels, websites and magazines. More often seen in the pages of publications such as Kerrang!, Hot Press, AU and Molten, this exhibition gives her images a new home on the walls of the group space gallery in the Ulster Hall, a venue chosen for it’s long history as an integral part of the Belfast Music Scene.

Featuring homegrown heroes like And So I Watch You From Afar and other local musicians from different genres with more internationally known names like Slash, the exhibition is a chance to see an overview of the Irish music scene as a whole. Images of local acts showcasing the raw talent we are so lucky to have in this country hang alongside shots of touring bands shot in local venues across Ireland as a whole showing the breadth of talent attracted to play here by the great venues and fans.

In addition to the main exhibition of Carrie’s work there will be a smaller exhibition held in the corridor alongside the group space. This is a unique chance for young and amateur photographers to have their work exhibited in the Ulster Hall as part of Belfast Music Week 2011. To enter just email your best local music photograph as a jpeg to  HYPERLINK “mailto:[email protected][email protected] before October 1st 2011. A Judging panel made up of Carrie Davenport, Carolyn Mathers (Belfast City Council), Jonny Tiernan (AU Magazine) and Stuart Bailie (Oh Yeah Music Centre Belfast) will select the 12 best images anonymously from all entries and these will be displayed for the duration of the exhibition. The competition is only open to amateur photographers and a maximum of 3images per entrant is permitted. Photos must feature a local musician in either a live or offstage setting and all winners will be notified and invited to the exhibition launch gig.

Take A Picture It’ll Last Longer has been made possible by the very kind sponsorship of Belfast City Council and will be one of many exciting events taking place during Belfast Music Week 2011. It will run from 27th October until 25th November and is open to the public every day.

For more information on other events please see  www.belfastmusic.org . For more information on the exhibition please contact   [email protected]

Red Light Inferno

What better to do with a band visiting all the way from Donegal than to drag them to all Belfast’s seediest streets and make them pose outside tattoo parlours and sexshops – hey why not right! Any bands looking a music photographer in Ireland get in touch 🙂 I love an excuse to travel!!

Red Light Inferno

photographer belfast

Red Light Inferno - poker isn't really their game!

photographer belfast

Red Light Inferno

Auf Wiedersehen Belfast!

Hey guys I’m away to berlin for a week tomorrow morning so if you need anything email me and I’ll try to reply when I’m away but if not I’ll be in touch as soon as I get back – back to snappin on friday so I’ll be out covering the Horatio Todds first birthday celebrations if you[re looking a good night out definitely a good place to be next friday!

happy birthday horatios!

BELFAST4HAITI

Well as you’ll all know everyone across the globe has been trying to pitch in and help out for Haiti and Belfast folk have been pulling out all the stops too. With events happening all over the place, a massive one for fans of NI music was The Belfast4Haiti gig on Sunday 31st Jan. The gig was a roaring success and a few of us teamed up to shoot it. We’re selling the prints online with all profits going straight to the DEC fund so have a look buy some pics and not only do you get nice photos but you do a good deed too 🙂 win all round I reckon! And if you don’t want photos then you can go to www.justgiving.com and make a donation there too!

http://www.photoboxgallery.com/belfast4haiti

In Case Of Fire

Black Bear Saloon

the Answer

Mojo Fury

Fire Poi

Dutch Schultz

Bruised Fruit

Comply Or Die

Geek Stink Breath

Some shots from the Odyssey gig – check out this month’s issue of AU for the full review of the show!

Green Day

Green Day

Green Day

Green Day

Green Day - Jamie Cotter on stage

The security guard does not approve of the giant bunny 🙂

Green Day

Green Day

The Dangerfields

Some shots from a recent run in with some noisy punks in Belfast!!

The Dangerfields

The Dangerfields

The Dangerfields

The Dangerfields

The Dangerfields

The Dangerfields

The Dangerfields

The Dangerfields

you can give them a listen here http://www.myspace.com/thedangerfields

DJ Jorg Zimmer

One of my favourite shots from a recent shoot with Belfast based DJ  Jorg Zimmer – I was going for a really modern feel to the images with cold blue and green tones think you’ll agree Belfast looks a bit snazzy at night 🙂 I’ll add some more shots during the week when i get a bit more free time!

Jorg Zimmer

Jorg Zimmer

Pink – is my favourite crayon…

So aerosmith said anyways 🙂

Shooting Pink at the Odyssey tonight – only got two songs and she ran around loads so it was a toughee but still I’m well chuffed with these so here are a few shots and the rest will be in Fate next month for the live review.

Pink

Pink

Pink

Pink

Pink

Pink

Pink

Pink

and last but not least a little bit of an arty one but i really like it…

Pink

Pink

Let’s Dance!

Was at the Pussycat dolls tonight in the King’s Hall and the support band was Lady Gaga who i have to admit was great – she makes for a cracking photo onstage.

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga