Peter J McCauley Album Shoot

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The latest Rams’Pocket Radio album is set for a June release and I was tasked with the onerous task of capturing poster and sleeve images for the CD. Peter McCauley is a fantastically talented musician who has supported Snow Patrol across the full European tour and yet remains remarkably unassuming for someone with such accelerated success.

For the shoot I packed both the Fujifilm X-E1 and X-Pro1 with the view of using a 3rd camera to capture a short film of the shoot. The photographs were captured last February and I am only posting now in the run up to the launch party on 7th June in Belfast.

WordPress processes the top image making it look soft. I will post the final versions on flickr nearer the time.

In reality we shot fifteen seconds of video as our location became a mesmerising distraction untouched from the 1950s. Below is a single shot from the video camera (50mm).

For the stills I was also using the Fujifilm EF-20 flash and large reflector. I was using the flash off camera with the aid of a Canon compatible flash cable (X-E1 only).

In the end the main lenses used were the Fujinon 18-55mm zoom lens and the Fujinon 14mm prime on the X-Pro1.

I am obviously limited in what images I can post at this stage but look forward to the final shots being unveiled in June. Posters go out this week for the special launch party that features such greats as Katharine Philippa and David C Clements.

Both images are using the amazing 14mm lens. The f/2.8 lens was perfect for shallow depth of field snapshots in this really low light setting.

Given the large volume of dirt and dust I was reluctant to start changing lenses in this environment so ended up also taking a few 50mm shots with the video rig.

You can keep up to date with Rams’ Pocket Radio and the album launch via the aptly named Ram’s Pocket Radio on Facebook.


Rams’ Pocket Radio Ulster Hall
Rams’ Pocket Radio & Snow Patrol

David is a documentary and landscape photographer covering everything from dramatic long exposure landscape photography through to live music. David is a former Official Fujifilm X Photographer.

1 Comment

  1. Stunning images! Well done and I am looking forward to the final versions:-)!

    Ps also thank you for sharing the talented artist. I am curious to hear his music;-)

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