OMD @ The Mermaid Theatre

Last Thursday, I headed into London to photograph OMD (or Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark) who were playing at the Mermaid Theatre for In Concert.

The support act was Jonathan Jeremiah who was backed by a string quartet. He was very good and his interview with Jo Whiley was both funny and interesting. It was just a shame that the lighting in the studio was so overwhelmingly pink!

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The main auditorium of the Mermaid is great for concerts with tiered seating all the way down to the stage which is only raised by a few inches. But this is rather problematic from a photographic point of view because you can’t loiter by the stage without getting in the way of the audience! Consequently I ended up shooting the concert from the side aisles and, if I’m perfectly honest, I didn’t manage to get too many photos which I was happy with.

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The BBC seemed quite happy with the photos I had taken though which is the most important thing. This image was used on the homepage to promote the concert:

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And then this image, which was actually my favourite from the night (and possibly my favourites from the last few gigs!) was even used on the BBC iPlayer! Very exciting!

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