We’re very proud to have recently supplied Funktion One Research with some new promotional photographs showcasing their PA systems.
These particular images show the Funktion One system being used for a full orchestra production featuring Charles Hazlewood as conductor and performer among other notable classical and contemporary artists including Adrian Utley from Portishead and Will Gregory from Goldfrapp.
I’m sure by now most people will have heard that this years Bloc Festival was cancelled. We were supposed to be covering the entire weekend on the Main Stage featuring artists like Amon Tobin, Snoop Dogg and Orbital among others.
We had only been on-site a matter of a few hours before it became apparent that the entire event was going to be shut down. From our own observations on the ground this was absolutely the right decision to take on the part of the organisers. It’s a very sad outcome but was unavoidable. We wish the organisers well and hope that the fall out can be limited and this unfortunate event doesn’t mean the end of Bloc.
Whilst we were there we met some fantastic festival staff that had been involved with Bloc Festival from the very beginning, they were all extremely upset by the turn of events and we wish them all the very best along with the organisers.
There has been much speculation regarding the reasons for the early closure but this really is futile, the MET and the organisers will make their reasons known as soon as possible in the mean time jumping to conclusions helps no-one.
“We are currently gathering information about Friday night’s events. We are also working to ensure that everyone will be refunded for their tickets. Please bear with us while we do this.
Thanks to all of you, as well as the many artists and crew who travelled across the world to come to Bloc – we are so sorry that we couldn’t deliver the experience we had planned.
And thanks so much to the event control, security, stewards, police and public who worked together to ensure that no one came to harm during the peaceful evacuation.
This is far and away the most important result of the night.
For those of you who are frustrated and angry – we hear you. For those sending love and support – thank you.
More news soon.
The Bloc team x”
The photo collections from the Orchestra In A Field classical music festival are now on-line and can be viewed here.
There are also a selection of these images available via our Alamy page for anyone looking to use these images for editorial purposes.
This collection of photographs also includes the world premier performance by Charles Hazlewoods Paraorchestra. A very inspiring performance from some very able musicians.
Lenssniper is very luck to be going to this years Bloc Festival in London on many photo missions. There will be a myriad opportunities to photograph some very big names like Snoop Dog, Steve Reich, Amon Tobin, Gary Numan and a personal favourite Apparat.
Had a great time at Charles Hazlewoods Orchestra in a Field gig this past weekend. I even got to build and have a little play with a set of Tubular Bells rented from Mike Oldfield no less. Very good event, had the opportunity to meet some very talented people like Charles, Will Gregory & Adrian Utley.
A particula highlight was the Premier of The British Paraorchestra
As ever, photos to follow in the next day. Here is a picture of the bells …
What a cracking event. The specially built VIP mobile venue really is amazing. You can now see the photographs from the event on-line here.
Another legendary Spaceport gig has happened!!
This time we were battling a Robot Uprising in the Somerset Countryside.
Luckily we won and the robots were vanquished back to Robotron! Photos to follow very soon. You can visit the Spaceport home page here – Terminal 2.
Very proud to announce that some of the photographs of Greenman Festival 2011 are now up on the Greenman web site. Only a few of the shots up so far, keep checking the site as more are added!
Lenssniper has just been confirmed as one of the official photographers at this years SWN Festival held in the city of Cardiff. The festival is curated by BBCs Huw Stephens. There is a truly insane number of bands playing at a number of venues across the city over the course of 4 days.
Should be a very fun and interesting opportunity to mix with some up and coming bands. You can read more about the festival and view the full line up on the SWN Festival web site.
The lenssniper Green Man 2011 Festival Gallery is now online and ready to view. This was a great project to work on and I hope you enjoy looking through the pictures.
Green Man 2011 Festival Gallery