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Canada's Rock Band, Arkells' Photo Journal Part 2: MICHIGAN LEFT VIDEO SHOOT

Mike DeAngelis, the Arkells' vocalist and guitarist, and the photographer/Lomographer of the band, captured some of their experiences during the 'Michigan Left' of the band tour with the rest of the band members, Max, Anthony, Nick, and Tim! Read on as Mike shares with us what happened during their video shoot in Hamilton Ontario.

Adrien in Cootes Paradise, Hamilton ON. Shot using Canon FTb, 24mm 2.8, Lomo Color Neg 800
Max in Cootes Paradise, Hamilton ON. Shot using Canon FTb, 24mm 2.8, Lomo Color Neg 800

We wanted to use the video for our song Michigan Left as an opportunity to showcase all the beauty we’ve come to see in Hamilton, Ontario, which is where the band formed and now calls home. My favourite photos from the video shoot were taken in Cootes Paradise around sunset – we threw around some smoke bombs which created a very hazy, dreamy effect in the final photographs. Because I process my own film, I almost exclusively shoot in black and white. As a result, I was excited to shoot the ISO 800 speed colour negative film I got from Lomography — it created an unexpected but ultimately pretty cool grain on the colour photos from the shoot.

Adrien in Cootes Paradise, Hamilton ON. Shot using Canon FTb, 24mm 2.8, Lomo Color Neg 800
Nick, Hamilton ON. Shot using Canon FTb, 24mm 2.8, Lomo Color Neg 800
Max and the models, Hamilton ON. Shot using Canon FTb, 24mm 2.8, Lomo Lady Grey
Big Bee, Hamilton ON. Shot using Lomography Sardina, Lomo Lady Grey

Max in Cootes Paradise, Hamilton ON. Shot using Canon FTb, 24mm 2.8, Lomo Color Neg 800

Crossing at King and Main, Hamilton ON. Shot usingCanon FTb, 24mm 2.8, Lomo Lady Grey
Under the James St Bridge, Hamilton ON. Shot using Canon FTb, 55mm 1.2, Lomo Color Neg 800

Take a look at our interview with the Arkells here and check out Arkells to see if they will be coming to your city soon! Follow their facbook page! We look forward to read the next chapter of what went on during the tour.

Fireworks in Cootes Paradise, Hamilton ON. Shot using Canon FTb, 24mm 1.2, Lomo Color Neg 800

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written by jeanettelee

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