So I just reloaded my computer and lost the FTP information that I need to actually update the code of the site…. so no fancy ‘blackout’ like on every other site today. However, I do want to raise an important issue, one in the hands of every person who owns a website, in regards to SOPA. In November 2011, popular .com registration site GoDaddy came out in support of SOPA. The tech world was baffled by this because this is essentially shooting your own foot. The biproduct of SOPA could very well shut down DNS companies completely, destroying any semblance of the Internet you see today. It came out that GoDaddy lobbied with the government to get a written in clause making them exempt from the terms of SOPA. In other words, every other DNS company would fail except them. The Internet reacted, and GoDaddy lost over 23,000 customers over their opinion on SOPA. Fearing the erosion of their customer base, GoDaddy backtracked on their opinion. Do not let this fool you. GoDaddy is not a supporter of the freedom of information and is only out there for profit. Remove your site from GoDaddy today and invest in a company that supports freedom of information. Thank you, and have a good day.
Well, simple answer…. I haven’t been taking any new ones. I sent in the camera for some repairs (full main circuitboard replacement and other tweaks) 6 weeks ago, and Nikon is taking their sweet time with it…. No estimate on when it’ll get back so until then, no photo taking will be happening. I was able to borrow a camera for a couple shows, but can’t depend on that. Hope to see you all soon!
The CONCERT LISTINGS section is, well, a concert listings section! Like PunkDates.com used to be, or any of your favorite venue sites with all their concerts listings. Just an aggregation of all the concerts I know about.
The top of the page has this little image: And it says that if that camera shows up next to a show, I am going to it.
So before you email me about when photos will be up from a show…. Did the show have a camera next to it in the listings? Did I post about the show on my Twitter? Did you see me at the show? If no to all three, then I probably did not go to the show and will not be posting photos of it since I wasn’t there. I’m sorry!
Over the next week or so, I’ll be updating the photo archive to make all the old photos I’ve done accessible to everyone who is viewing the site. Currently I have 2009 and 2008 all done, and about half of 2007. You can view the photos by going to Shows Archive on the top menu bar or going below the Featured Interview on the right sidebar to see the breakdown of photos by year. As I get more up, they will update automatically…. I have to rebuild a lot of these sets through Flickr so it’s going to take some time. I also need to update all the shows to make sure the right bands are tagged for the right shows. Thanks for your patience! I promise once that update is done, you’ll get a nifty search bar on this site to find photos for the bands you want right away!
This video was done by my brother…. Maybe that April Fools joke is slowly coming true?
For all those tricked (and yes, there were quite a few people who emailed me, Facebook messaged me, IM’d me, etc in panic that I was changing to video or even supporting it), joke’s on you! I am sticking with photography. Photos coming tonight from Head Automatica at my school. New version of Future Breed coming really soon (promise).
- After a long time of weighing the options, I have chosen to move Future Breed from a photography company to a video company.
There is a huge erosion of photographers in Boston (15 at the Have Heart ICC show?!) so instead, I will be focusing my attention at the videography field. There are only a couple video guys in the Boston area who come to shows, and only one of them does it really regularly.
To celebrate this, I will be doing a film soon to document my first 6 years of Future Breed. The documentary will be aptly titled “Back To The Future Breed.”
Thank you to everyone who supports the future endeavors of Future Breed.
I had the opportunity this evening to shoot Re-Up, Kidnapkin, and Sex! at the House of Blues Boston grand opening. What an incredible venue. It is the largest House of Blues in the world supposedly, and I look forward to shooting many shows there.
So where are the photos? Well, House of Blues has an Archive Agreement form for photographers to sign if they are not cleared with the in-house production to shoot for a media outlet. This agreement says I can’t really use my photos for anything. So they are sitting on my desktop, looking pretty. I will be sure in the future to try my hardest to get full Media rights to post these photos on the site, but consider this a warning for any photographer…. Get a hold of House of Blues production staff BEFORE the show, or you will NOT get to use your photos for anything.
For all of you who knew Last Lights, you knew the intensity and passion Dom brought to every show. I saw the band finally last night after hearing so much about them. I was blown away, and I made it a point to say that I would be at their show tomorrow, and any shows after I could make it to. I saw huge potential in that band going places quickly in the Boston scene and beyond.
But earlier today, Dom passed away. Please send out all your prayers to Dom’s family, band members, loved ones, and friends. He was an inspiration for many, and he shall be remembered always.
My photos from last night will remain up for those who want to see their last show documented. It was a bit creepy for me to look through at first, but already people are starting to comment photos as a memorial to Dom. Out of respect for those who have commented and the band, the photos will remain up. RIP Dominic Mallary.
Photos from his two performances I did photos of are below: