Friday, March 20, 2009

Talking like a girl

"Kelsey Powell of Harrison, Ny., dances to mash-up style remix musician, Gregg Gillis, better known as Girl Talk, at Loyola College in Baltimore, Md., Friday, March 13, 2009."

I remember sitting in my room surfing the Internet late one night about two years ago. My buddy Lauren and I were chatting on Instant Messenger and she kept telling me how her friend was listening to this crazy mix music.

She was probably replaying the tunes in her head over and over, only unable to think of who it was since she was hearing a ton of different songs at once.

The next day she figured it out and sent me a link. It was amazing. The artist was mash-up style remix musician, Gregg Gillis, better known as Girl Talk.

I had never been to a Girl Talk show and I was advised by many friends that it was something I had to go to. In addition, to bring a shirt I wouldn't mind getting ruined from the loads of sweat.

Overall it was epic. I had an awesome experience.

And if you missed the link, I decided to throw together a short video with some stills. I sort of got anxious and posted it earlier this week, so you may have already seen it.

Also, it doesn't do much justice of getting a sense of place without video and audio of the crowd. Alas, enjoy.


Blogger little brad said...

dude, that vimeo stuff is sick!

i'm so impressed with your work, bro..

Saturday, March 21, 2009 5:49:00 PM  
Blogger Blake said...

Awesome pics. Did you have to do much post processing to bring them to light? The D700 does amazing in lowlight it. What ISO were you shooting? Gillis really doing much behind the computer besides bobbing his head? Is he doing any mixing and/or dj'ing? Or does he just play and then groove along w/ everyone else?

Wednesday, March 25, 2009 4:55:00 PM  
Blogger Patrick Smith said...

@ Blake

I shot everything with a D700 with a 35mm @ f/2 @ ASA 800-1200. I use spot metering and make quick adjustments according to the radiply changing lighting conditions.

As far as Gillis, he is mixing new stuff I've never heard, or so makes it appear as so. He is mainly behind his computer the entire show dancing around.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009 5:00:00 PM  
Blogger Blake said...

Yeah, I've got the Feed The Animals disc. But didn't know if he altered those songs any during the actual concert or if he just let it rip and people went wild.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009 6:13:00 PM  

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