Last night saw Fall Out Boy make their return to Birmingham at the all new Barclaycard Arena. Having always been a fan of the band I decided now would be a good time to photograph them. I decided to write this short post about how fun they were to shoot and try to explain the intentions behind the best photos.
In this photograph I was intending to capture the fun, energetic side of bass player Pete Wentz – something Fall Out Boy’s live shows are famed for. I timed my shot with a moving light so that the focus of the image would not be on Pete’s face, as would be the expected thing to do, but rather on the centre of the photograph and the pose that he was in.
This photograph was intended to do the exact opposite to the photograph above – capture Wentz in a more artistic manor. I feel black and white sets a mood and tone that sometimes cannot be achieved through a colour edit and is something I’m hoping to utilise more moving forward with my photography as I have in the past shied away from mono edits.
Early on when editing these photos I came across a very similar image to this one and realised that I have never posted a silhouetted image before. I ultimately decided that this photograph was the best of the bunch to be my debut, and is of Fall Out Boy’s frontman, Patrick Stump. I love the classic feel that the faint motion blur on his guitar neck and right fist add to this photograph, and so I went with a black and white edit and added some grain in attempt to make it somewhat resemble the images that would be produced by an old film camera fighting with light and low shutter speeds.