Tuesday, January 23, 2007
It was at Club XS in Gozo with ira Losco and Band where I performed what I would call my first special prank of 2007. For those that know me I have quite a reputation for very funny accidents, and Gozo was to be xtra special. We arrived at the club in the afternoon where the owner informed me that they had reserved on of the dancers cages for me to shoot from (damn, and I had forgotten to pack my pink spandex leotard). Well the gig started and I got some great shots from my elevated platform above the packed crowd. After the first song I decided to get closer to the stage and this is when the fun started. As I put my foot on the first rung of the ladder, I realised something was wrong, something was very wrong! Someone must have spilt a drink on the platform, and the next thing I knew I was airborne. One hundred kilos of pure me horizontal above the dancefloor in Gozo. Seconds later I came crashing down with a huge thud. My first thoughts were shit I must have broken my camera, quickly followed by.... or my back and then most importantly... I hope no one saw that! Which of course was an utter dream on my part, a good portion of the crowd were staring at me in amazement, which is when the cartoon syndrome kicked in - quick as a flash, I jumped to my feet muttering didnt hurt, didnt hurt, and hurriedly scampering off to the front of the stage nursing a damaged ego! So look at the photo above and just imagine the physical and mental pain I was going through when I took it!
Posted by Allen Venables at 9:01 AM
Ira Losco and band performed to a sell out crowd at Club XS in Gozo on Saturday 20th January 2007. I was there once again as ira Loscos official photographer and had the pleasure of spending the weekend with ira and band at their hotel, all I can say is that it was a blast, I have’nt had so much fun in ages. Iam just about getting my hearing back to normal. As usual great performance, great crowd and one heck of a buzz! Look out for my next post where I will reveal my dangerous stunt attempted on the night.
Posted by Allen Venables at 8:57 AM
This is an image I have been wanting to make for a long time, Iam not too sure if it will look good at this small resolution as its meant to be viewed at A2 or larger. Basically its a portrait of Ira Losco but with a twist. The portrait is made up of over 1000 photos of Iras performances in 2006 along with some of the acts that she performed with in Germany, such as: Jimmy Somerville, Mel C, Sir Elton John, Ronan Keeting and Katie Melua. There are also a couple of Iras sponsors thrown in for good measure: Coca Cola, Revlon, McDonalds and Global Capital. You might even be able to spot yourself if you attended one of Iras concerts, although I doubt it at this small resolution. Try clicking on the image for a larger view.
Posted by Allen Venables at 8:50 AM
Friday, January 12, 2007
Ken McCluskey otherwise known as Derek "Meatman" Scully from the film The Commitments at the bands recent performance at Notte Magica in Valletta, Malta on 6th January 2007. I had the pleasure of photographing the Commitments as I was attending the event as Ira Losco’s official photographer. Hey, its a hard job, but someones gotta do it!
Posted by Allen Venables at 4:55 PM
Thursday, January 11, 2007
Another on of the images taken at the recent Notte Magica event in Valletta, Malta on 6th January 2007. I would like to thank Ira Losco, the band, management and everyone involved for making it such a great night. I think this image just about sums it all up.
Posted by Allen Venables at 4:32 PM
Ira Losco and band performing their magic to a literally spellbound audience at Notte Magica in Valletta, Malta’s capital on 6th January 2007. It was a great night to say the least, I decided to change tack with my style of images for this gig given the large presence of photographers who all seemed to be going for the usual head and shoulders shots, still I cant blame them - what great subject matter!!
Posted by Allen Venables at 4:16 PM
Here is another photo of Ira Losco performing live the Bay Music Awards 2006. Some of you may have seen it posted around the web and in the Maltese newspapers but not the version shown here. I must say Iam more than a little miffed that some people who should know better (publishers please take note) are choosing to publish my images without adding the photographers credit. Come on guys be fair!
Posted by Allen Venables at 4:06 PM