Mixing one of my favourite bands, Mojo Fury with my favourite location, Tyrella created some dramatic group and personal portraits. Heading out to the beach I knew exactly what I wanted to capture; sharp, dramatic, high contrast black and white portraits but leaving the final look to the natural elements of the unpredictable Tyrella weather.
Mojo Fury are an alternative, progressive three piece band that mix melody with harder edge rock. Heralding from Lisburn, Northern Ireland the band share their home town with guitar legend Vivian Campbell, Peter McCauley / Ram’s Pocket Radio, Kyle John Suckling and musician Keith Getty.
Mojo Fury celebrated their tenth birthday last year (see Mojo Fury 10th Birthday) and I have been a fan since Kyle John Suckling introduced me to the band some years ago. The band’s recorded work is sonically amazing and the band put on one of the best live shows I have seen.
Mojo Fury are made up of Michael Mormecha (above), James Lyttle and Ciaran McGreevy, multi-instrumentalists in their own right comfortable performing intimate gigs as they are stadiums.
I packed my Fujifilm X-T1 and 56mm lens, the X-E2 with 14mm lens and finally the Fujifilm X100s so I was able to cover the focal lengths from 14-56mm easily without having to change lenses on a wet, windy and sandy beach.
Although it wasn’t raining the clouds were low and the atmosphere and beach were wet. I kept the 14mm for the wide shots that included as much of the beach as possible, the X100s was just for the closer group images (see the top photo) and then the X-T1 and 56mm were used for the individual portraits to capture at a very shallow depth of field.
I am only posting a few of the images and the band will be using the others but here is one of the 14mm images, the wet beach created a nice reflection although we just have tried to clear some of the debris.
If you haven’t heard Mojo Fury then check out their website, Facebook page and search for them on Youtube, if you have the chance to see them perform live then you really don’t want to miss it.