This second diptych was part of my final freestyle project known as the innovator project. For this project we were allowed to pursue what drives us the most, and for my that is EDM and photography. Everything about the loud music and bright lights attracts me, but then I had a thought, what if i could combine two of my greatest passions? Well, the Innovator project let me do that. I went around talking to various event companies and asking if I could shoot their shows, most said yes. I got booked for about 5 gigs during the span of this project, and now I’m up the the point where I am photographing 1-2 a week.
Now on to my diptych. For the two images I chose to present, they were captured at two different events, the first being Dack Janiels at the Catalyst (which was shot with a 35mm 1.8f lens with a SB 700 speedlight), and the right image being Oz featuring Darren Styles in Oakland (which was shot with a 11-16mm 2.8f lens with a SB 700 speedlight). I chose these two images, because they contrast each other so nicely. The first is dark and intense with high contrasting colors, while the second image is light and fun, almost reminding me of sugar and cotton candy, with a very faded effect. There were many more images that caught my eye that i took over the course of this project, but I believe that these two really show the two sides of underground music.