Shooting Nightclubs with Fuji X-Pro2: Part 1

I’ve been toying with the idea of down-sizing my set-up for club photos for a while. I guess mostly out of curiosity as I love my X-Pro2 and with the Nissin i40 flash gun and 18mm f2 lens it weighs in considerably less than my current Nikon D610.

Last night was my first night with it (I shot half with the X-Pro2, and half with the Nikon for piece of mind) but tonight I’ll be relying solely on the X-Pro2 so I’ll probably post a more in-depth blog about my thoughts on it tomorrow or something.

Here’s a few photos from the Fuji last night.

DSCF6797DSCF6910DSCF6923DSCF6862DSCF6801

Katy & Nicola’s Flat Party and Cathouse

Last night I headed to Katy & Nicola’s new place for a few drinks. I was already rough as shit and wasn’t expecting to head out into Catty again, but then the shots and venom were handed out and basically I didn’t go home when I’d planned.

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday have essentially been massive write-offs for me and I’m likely gonna be laying on my sofa recovering for the next day or so.

I try not to post too much nightlife stuff on this blog because that’s what Who Are These Fucking People is for but as these aren’t ‘work’ photos, and I was just hanging with friends and making the most of the 0.95 manual focus lens my pal Stephen has lent me for a wee bit, and I figured I’d share them because considering my state I’m quite into the photos.

So here they are.

Katy & Nicola Flat Warming-9Katy & Nicola Flat Warming-2 Continue reading “Katy & Nicola’s Flat Party and Cathouse”

Scarborough: Por Favor

I’ve a little catching up to do, so this is my first post of three from my time in Scarborough a couple of weeks ago.

I’ve entered a bit of a lull with party photos lately. I think the fact I’ve stopped drinking so much has become a huge part of that, and when you go at things with a more sober and ‘professional’ mindset, it gets stale real goddamn fast from my perspective.

I’m definitely due a blow out, I think…

That said, just over a month ago a friend of a friend got in touch with me about heading down to Scarborough to shoot a night they were putting on in a Brewery. It’s been a while since I’ve shot anything other than a rock club, so I jumped at the chance to do something a little different and arguably out of my comfort zone. Even if it did technically mean travelling to another country.

Por Favor-180Por Favor-143

My history within Scarborough’s nightlife scene undoubtedly riles some people up the wrong way, and in all honesty I know a lot of the people who’d quite enjoy seeing me put into hospital would be into this particular event. Continue reading “Scarborough: Por Favor”

Back to the Cathouse

I’d taken a bunch of time off from shooting nightlife due to an unexpected spike in anxiety and depression, and last night marked my first proper night back at the Cathouse in just over a month.

Since I’ve started shooting some loose video blogs for my YouTube channel I thought I’d shoot a bit of content for it.

It was good to be back and be surrounded with a bunch of familiar faces. After the first few drinks it was business as usual, and I’m hoping to get into a good routine with it again.

Flat Party

It’s been a while since me and Jeffels have thrown a party. I was working a lot in a club over Christmas and New Year, and so got my fill of parties there and then headed back to Scarborough for a couple of weeks. So there’s that, and not to mention recently we’ve been trying to lay off the booze…

flat-party-crow-road-21flat-party-crow-road-17

As with any party, it started off civilised enough but soon descended into chaos. I don’t really have a lot of words and it’s all a bit of a haze so I think these photos will have to do.

flat-party-crow-road-40 Continue reading “Flat Party”

Blythe Hogmanay House Party & Cathouse with Jesse Leach

In a way, last night marked the end of my first year in Glasgow. I didn’t technically move up until the start of February, but it was Hogmanay last year that cemented my desire to move to the city and make a go of it. It was also the first night I worked in the Cathouse.

Stephen and Grace hosted another Blythe Hogmanay in their flat.

Hogmanay House Party by Party Photographer Lee JonesHogmanay House Party by Party Photographer Lee Jones Continue reading “Blythe Hogmanay House Party & Cathouse with Jesse Leach”