In summer 2014 I went to the states with The Script for a couple of weeks to capture both live and behind the scenes material. It was a great chance to get a lot of new images that could be used for the tour programme and social media, but also a chance to get creative given that I knew I had the time to try out new things.
Over the course of the trip Mark had showed me the in progress artwork for the new album cover and it gave me a feel for what they were going for. We chatted about how it would be great to try and capture something between shows that matched the feel for the album. The issue was that between each show we would hop on the tour bus and drive through the night to the next show, and given the quality of photos needed, I was fairly sure I was going to need a studio to get the right photos. Fast forward a couple of days after the initial chat Mark and I had, we were chatting again and both simultaneously had an idea about using some laser lights to get the look we needed. We immeditaly got the runner at one of the venues to buy some laser lights at a night club supply warehouse and installed them on the bus. We then closed every blind on the bus, made sure it was parked in a shadowed area, started up a smoke machine and turned on the lights. That first photoshoot was just Mark and myself, and here is one of the shots from the first attempt.
After looking through all the shots over the next day or so at any moment that we could, and deciding on the best technique for the shots with Danny & Glen, I proceeded to do two more shoots, one for Danny and one for Glen. Below you can find a couple of shots from those shoots.
After we had the three photoshoots we were quite surprised that a DIY studio on a tour bus with some laser lights could make the grade. Finally I'm very grateful to the band, in that they always take the time to be creative and to allow me time to play with concepts. I look forward to the next experiment!