I had the chance to photograph the Connecticut based band Second Street Saints at the popular Music Festival Alive@Five in Stamford.
Overview: Based in Southeastern Connecticut, SSS is comprised of Rich McGowan (Vocals, Guitar), Devin McGrath (Guitar), Derek Kennedy (Bass) and Tom Kelly (Drums). They came together in early 2010 with the goal of creating intelligent pop music—songs that are pleasing to the ear but also literate, thought-out and distinctive. After months of writing and rehearsing, SSS made its public debut in late 2010 and continues to play regularly throughout Connecticut and New York. The band is also in the process of recording its first demo and recently released the singles “Time Is Running Out,” “Not Too Late,” and “It All Comes Back To You” on its Facebook page. It has also released two DIY music videos on its YouTube page and will continue to release new content throughout the year. SSS knows what it takes to make it in the music industry, and through constant touring and dedication to their craft, the band hopes to show the world what many in CT already know: SSS is the real thing.
I’m currently trying to get into street photography. It’s such a nice challenge. You have to have your settings right or otherwise the moment has passed. It’s a lot of fun and trains my eyes so much. I think it’s a good exercise for everybody who’s into photography. Try it yourself!
Grap your camera and snap away. A little Tip: Wide angled lenses are better. ( You already have a bigger depth of field) and push your ISO high in most cases a 100 is not going to do the job.
I like to turn them into Black&White. It’s easier that way to concentrate on the subject. Especially the East Village is very colorful and you don’t know where to look first.
I took this shot in the East Village of New York City while walking by. She just walked out the store to light up her cigarette.