Sam Orchard 2016
Sam Orchard, metal maestro axeman playing with Cascades, Brisbane Hotel, Hobart, 27th August, 2016. Formerly with various Hobart bands, including Ghost and the Storm Outside (along with drummer brother Toby and bassist Max Mews), Sam is one of the most accomplished guitarists to head for the Big Smoke of Melbourne to further his musical, photographic and video career. A most accomplished young man. I have found that the best photographic technique to catch the dynamics of Sam and his mates in this inky environment is to use a long exposure that picks up the ambient stage lighting and the dynamic movements of hair, hands and guitar machine head, while the flash catches the frozen details of fretboard, tee-shirt and face amid wild locks.
Giles Hugo is a photographer, writer and journalist who first wielded a 35mm camera with intent in late 1968 in his native South Africa.
Working in newspapers there and in Swaziland taught him a range of photographic skills —shooting, developing and printing a photo in under 45 minutes, or less, and tackling any subject from portraits to beauty pageants, soccer, motor sport, boxing, ghetto jazz and rock musicians, and street life. Most of that was black and white work, with an occasional roll of slide film for special projects and artistic exploration. He upgraded through 35mm SLRs to Leica rangefinders and various lenses. He still enjoys using older lenses, mostly Leica and Canon, to explore subjects and qualities of light.