by clint gilders - clubkingsnake staff
Tomas Young and Tom Morello
photo by Clint Gilders - staff photographer
I'm the big guy with the short fuse..... actually for a lot of years I've had that under control. Now I feel like I have a fuse running the other way. Maybe it's the exhaustion of being at SXSW for eight days or maybe Christie's passion and dedication, but I found I was really moved on Thursday at the Body of War events. Even before coming to Texas watching the trailer for the movie stirred a deep emotional response in me.
I had planned to go to the screening with Christie. Really, I had. Even though I wasn't sure I could sit though that. At the last minute, Christopher Rees asked me to come shoot his show at the New Music from Wales showcase so he could have some photos for a travel piece he's writing for a paper back home. I called Christie and begged off the screening with the promise that I will be at the theatre to take photos during the Q&A afterwards. I was there in plenty of time and listened for close to an hour from the lobby. Suspicions confirmed, I didn't want to sit through that.
On my way back to the Hotel last night Christie sent me a text message asking for some of my Body of War photos to accompany her article. I've been taking well over 1000 photos every day wandering the streets of Autin and had taken several hundred of the Body of War events so I was getting a little behind. It was when I sat down to look at those photos that I felt very proud. When photographing live events you are at the mercy of ambient lighting, but the combination of the skill of the lighting tech at Stubb's and my conscious effort to portray the event in the proper way seem to have suceeded.
Christie's going to post several of my favourites in her feature but to the left is one that I really liked. This was after the showcase and Tomas was posing for a photo with Tom Morello. I like to think of it as everyman whispering in his ear "we're here and we care".
I will see this Movie.