This weekend sees the Last Night Of The Proms at the Royal Albert Hall. Will I be there? alas, no. But the occasion does excuse me to dig a little into the archive and show a successful assignment I completed last year to document a day-in-the-life-on-tour of Italy's mighty Ludovico Einaudi.
During his worldwide tour last year, he performed to a sell out audience in the RAH. To celebrate, Milan's Ponderosa decided to produce a deluxe 2CD/1DVD live release of the performance and commissioned me to document a whole day of putting the show together, from light rigging, orchestra rehearsal and soundcheck to piano tuning and preparing back stage.
The subsequent release has sold by the truck load (the same with most of Ludovico's output) and the original artwork containing all the final photos and layout can be seen here as a PDF. Word of warning; if you're ever in a position to photograph the interior of such a grand location, then don't even think about walking in there without a sturdy tripod and at least one wide angle tilt/shift lens!
I've also put together a 5 minute montage of some of the day's photographs, accompanied by Ludovico's track Indaco. To film fans out there - if you look closely you might just spot Shane Meadows as Ludovico composed the original score to This Is England.
Please go to my Vimeo site if you wanna view the sweeter, fullscreen HD version :-)