I had been shooting an Ojai Art Center Theater fundraiser till quite late, and thought I could put the camera away for a while and go enjoy a band recommended by my daughter. When I got to The Village Jester, the place was reasonably packed and the band, D.on Darox and the Melody Joy Bakers, was AMAZING. I spent about two minutes in the doorway of the bar before hoofing it back to the car and grabbing the D7000 with the 85 f/1.4. Here are some of my favorite images from the night.
I got some good shots at the fundraiser earlier in the evening, but I have to confess that this is what I’d rather be doing, and I think it shows in the images. With a dark club and a fast lens, I feel like I can move toward a style that fuses subject and presentation. It just feels more personal.