concert ∙ Kaiser Chiefs · Victoria BC

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I was lucky enough to be the only photographer at Kaiser Chiefs’ first ever concert in Victoria.

They performed at li’l ol’ Distrikt Nightclub. A surreal situation, to be sure, as the band has been known to play in front of tens of thousands of fans in their native England.

20150505 - Kaiser Chiefs-0001Canon EOS 70D · Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM
35 mm · 1/350 s · f/1.8 · ISO 2500

Here’s an idea of the crowd for the night. Not exactly O2, but it was an appreciative crowd.

20150505 - Kaiser Chiefs-0002Canon EOS 70D · Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM
18 mm · 1/45 s · f/1.8 · ISO 2500

Appreciative and loud, especially from the trenches of the lowered floor in front of the stage.

20150505 - Kaiser Chiefs-0003Canon EOS 70D · Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM
18 mm & 35 mm · 1/500 s · f/1.8 · ISO 2500

Their new drummer, Vijay Mistry, was pretty hilarious.

20150505 - Kaiser Chiefs-0004Canon EOS 70D · Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM
32 mm · 1/350 s · f/1.8 · ISO 2500

20150505 - Kaiser Chiefs-0005Canon EOS 70D · Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM
70 mm · 1/250 s · f/2.8 · ISO 2500

I felt that I was able to capture a lot of very, very raw emotion from Ricky. He was always moving, and a very passionate performer.

20150505 - Kaiser Chiefs-0006Canon EOS 70D · Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM
20 mm · 1/500 s · f/3.5 · ISO 2500

He also had a watch which was very easy to read from across the room (and through a 200mm lens).

20150505 - Kaiser Chiefs-0007Canon EOS 70D · Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM
200 mm · 1/250 s · f/2.8 · ISO 2500

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