Clare Bowditch @ The HiFi, 08.10.2010

I always really enjoy photographing Claire Bowditch and have written previously that it’s impossible to take a bad photo of her.

Tonight I completely dispel that theory by taking as load of rubbish in those first three songs. I don’t think it’s entirely my fault; the lighting in the Hi-Fi is typically very low and the way Bowditch has her microphones and keyboards set up in front of her makes it hard to get a good angle.

What would be the best angle is obscured by a microphone stand and instead there’s only a very small window between mics and instruments which has an unobstructed view; it’s nowhere near the best angle to photograph her from.

It’s always frustrating when you look forward to photographing someone and it doesn’t turn out as you wanted.  At least with Clare Bowditch being an Australian act it shouldn’t be too long before she tours again and plays in Brisbane or is included on a festival bill; it’s a lot more disappointing when it’s an overseas act and it might be years before you get a second chance.

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