Por Favor at Scarborough Market Hall

The weekend saw Por Favor return to Scarborough with their night of House, Tech House, and Techno.

The last time I photographed these guys, the event was held at the Scarborough Brewery which is a much smaller venue when compared to the Market Hall in the centre of town.

The Market Hall is a huge space and I was sceptical on how the sound would work out, but fortunately I know shit about that and the sound was great and the place was sold out. Rad.

I mostly stayed off the drink too which is rare for me when shooting nights like this and I still had a great time. I think it’s probably one of only a handful of times I’ve not personally had some drama unfold just from fucking existing in this town. So shout out to all the people behind Por Favor for making it happen and for it being a good positive space with everyone just having fun.

Those familiar with my usual club work will notice I shot the DJs without flash. I think the promoters wanted something a little more natural looking for the DJs so I just scrapped all I know on a whim, which could quite easily have been a disaster. Turns out I kinda like it, and I guess not everything has to be shot like it’s a punk gig.

That said I did still take a flash for the crowd stuff ’cause I hate soulless party photos, and the colours almost always look rad with the slower shutter speeds.

For any photographers reading, I shot the DJs using a Fuji Xpro2 shooting at 35mm at f2 without flash, and used a Nikon D610 shooting at 20mm at f9 with flash for the crowd stuff.

Anyway, here’s a selection of photos from the night.

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