Get Featured: Justin Block
Justin shares with us his gig shots. Although they are not quite what you normally see. A study in retaining the emotions felt at a gig. Check it out.
Hello, my names is Justin Block.
I am a Graphic Designer by profession. I have been shooting analog and digitally for about 7 years.
The set of images I am sharing were made during a year of shooting for the former House of Blues in Atlantic City, NJ.
I initially started shooting these images with the intention of creating clean “marketable” pictures for the client but what I quickly realized was my interest in the more emotionally driven (often less “technically” perfect) photographs.
I started to embrace and often times intentionally recreate the “mistakes” that can happen when your shooting in such a frenzied environment. This style has carried across my images thereafter. These pictures aim to preserve the emotions from the shows long after they’re over.
Thanks for taking a look and thanks for having me Bellamy!
Thanks for sharing your work with us, Justin. If I was near that place I would be there every single day.
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Loving this set of work. Really gives me a feeling of some of the photographs Mick rock produced in particular the last two blurred shots. Have you considered trying out a slower shutter speed on some photographs of say around a 1/15th or 1/8th of a second just to grab some of the movement of the performer. I’m only suggesting this as you say you’re keen in the less technically “perfect” photographs.
First off thank you for your compliment Jack. I was unfamiliar with Mick Rock until now but that is a great compliment, his work has some true feeling to it.
I unfortunately didn’t get to experiment with slower shutter speeds as much as I had wanted. Often times with concert photography you only get to shoot the first 3 songs so you don’t have much time to try new things. Especially when you know you need to get at least a couple usable shots for a client. I am however experimenting with these techniques in my personal and street photography.