Lomography NYC recently chatted with LA based alternative rock outfit Night Riots after they recently tested the Lomo'Instant Wide. Their photos are moody and atmospheric, just like they describe their musical style, and we were delighted to hear that they share a love for analog magic and happy accidents.
Introduce yourself to our community, who are you and what do you do?
My name is Travis Hawley and I sing for the alternative rock band Night Riots.
How long has Night Riots been a band?
Night Riots released its first EP Young Lore in 2013. We have since released a second EP called Howl and on October 21st 2016 a full length entitled Love Gloom.
Tell us a bit about yourselves as artists: What inspires you?
We are inspired by everything moody and atmospheric. We are crepuscular and nocturnal creatures and make music that transports you to the feelings you get during those times.
What your background with photography? Have you shot film before?
A few of us have lightly dabbled and are fascinated by the process. Photography and music are very similar in this age as there is an on going conversation of digital vs tape and digital vs film. There are certain magical nuances that present themselves with film that you do not get with the accuracy of digital. Just as in music where the perfect imperfections of tape cannot be captured sometimes through the more precise and dare I say sterile process of digital.
What is the crossover between music and photography for you?
It is all art and about taking risks and having the confidence to believe that you are an artist.
Any tips you learned while shooting with your Lomo'Instant camera? What was your favorite part about it?
I love the multiple exposures and flexibility. I am all about happy accidents and love that the highlights of the camera are things that allow you to distort and capture these happy accidents.
written by katphip on 2017-01-30