Crushdown in HDR at the Gate

Crushdown at the Gate

Crushdown at the Gate


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Last month Todd from the local band Crushdown came to me saying that they needed some cool promo shots and asked if I could create images of them that were edgy and portrayed the spirit of their music. It sounded like a challenge that I was ready to take on! While I normally wouldn’t use HDR to do portraits, I thought that it was a great way to get some gritty, dark images to complement the feel of their old school metal music.

Though HDR tends to dramatically increase contrast and magnify details, I tried to keep the images of the guys pretty faithful to reality while still enhancing the environment around them. I like the think of these images as a form of mediated reality: pictures that faithfully represent reality while bringing in a mix of what you perceive in your imagination at the same time.

Enjoy the shots and check out Crushdown playing on May 25th at the Avalon in Santa Clara!

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One Response to “Crushdown in HDR at the Gate”

  1. Lucie says:

    Awesome shots, Joe!

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