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Oct 8, 2013

Just Blaze [Live Music Photography]

written by Matt Warrell

Matt is a Brisbane-based photographer specialising in macro, film and live music photography.

When I was asked to shoot Listen Out Festival, I accepted and was looking forward to it. After seeing Just Blaze was on the lineup (responsible for hits such as Kanye West’s ‘Touch The Sky’, Jay Z’s Blueprint albums, Eminem’s ‘No Love featuring Lil Wayne’ and countless others), I became excited.

I’ve never seen a DJ before – well, a DJ that makes his living off the craft. And a craft it was – there was no ‘pressing play’ moves here. The beat changed and mixed rapidly and it must have been a set of 100 songs by the end of the hour-long set. With some extra help from TNGHT (responsible for Kanye West’s Yeezus track, ‘Blood On The Leaves’), the set pleased the sea of people at Listen Out, and the dance off between Just Blaze and Lunice from TNGHT was the cherry on top.

All the artists that performed at Listen Out will have their shots uploaded to my portfolio once my contract permits.

Just Blaze at Listen Out live music photography

Just Blaze at Listen Out live music photography

Just Blaze at Listen Out live music photography

Just Blaze at Listen Out live music photography

Just Blaze at Listen Out live music photography

Just Blaze at Listen Out live music photography

 

Comments
  • Jess @UsedYorkCity Oct 11, 2013 Reply

    You can tell by these photos how passionate and into it he is! I bet it would have been amazing to hear this set!

    • Matt Warrell Oct 11, 2013 Reply

      Thanks, Jess – he certainly is an amazing performer and has worked with almost everyone in the rap genre.

  • blonderganmail@yahoo.com Oct 14, 2013 Reply

    What cool photos! Very unique and truly captures the moment!

  • Joseph Hall Photography Oct 15, 2013 Reply

    Love these, great set dude. Looks like he was getting tired at the end!!

    • Matt Warrell Oct 16, 2013 Reply

      haha yeah it was pretty hot summer’s night + harsh lighting!

  • Michael King Photography Oct 19, 2013 Reply

    Fantastic images.

    • Matt Warrell Oct 19, 2013 Reply

      Thanks, much appreciated!

  • Sherry Hopkins Oct 20, 2013 Reply

    I like the second to last photo the best. Very cool!

    • Matt Warrell Oct 20, 2013 Reply

      Thanks, Sherry!

  • Leighton Bainbridge Dec 5, 2013 Reply

    Some awsome shots there mate!

    • Matt Warrell Dec 5, 2013 Reply

      Thanks dude!

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