Danielle Parsons on Utilizing Lomography Films for Experimental Concert Photography

Los Angeles-based LomoAmigo and concert photographer Danielle Parsons is no stranger to expressing her artistic visions with our experimental film stocks at live music events.

The experienced concert photographer is back with us today to share her work from the Sound and Fury Music Festival in Los Angeles. She perfectly captured the "fury" of the event through its lively crowds and artists, utilizing our LomoChrome Purple, Lomography Color Negative 400, and B&W films.

Photos by Danielle Parsons

Hi Danielle, welcome back to Lomography Magazine! Can you fill us in on what you've been up to since your last feature with us?

I have been fortunate enough to knock off some bucket list photoshoots since we last spoke, but right now I'm preparing for my wedding which is happening in a little over a month! So I've been running around like a chicken with my head cut off.

Can you tell us all about your recent work on the photo team at the Sound and Fury music festival in Los Angeles?

This was my fourth year back, and it was an absolute blast. I did a feature for Alternative Press Magazine, along with some work for PBR. This was my first Sound and Fury shooting with a brand new camera, so there was somewhat of a learning curve. I definitely didn't shoot as much film as I wanted to, but hopefully I'm able to next year.

Shout out to Kat Nijmeddin for assembling a team of some of the best and most talented photographers to date.

Photos by Danielle Parsons

What makes you gravitate toward Lomography films for your live event photography time and time again? How do you feel that they compliment your artistic visions?

The colors, especially in the daytime. I shot a roll of LomoChrome Purple and loved the results. Next year I definitely plan to experiment more with LomoChrome Turquoise, Redscale, and Metropolis.

You tend to shoot across an array of film formats— 35 mm, 120, and 110. Do you have a favorite one for shooting live music?

35 mm for sure! I got my start shooting film on a Canon AE-1. I would like to start getting more into shooting 110 film. I shot a roll at the fest and it unfortunately didn't come out, so I hope it's not my camera.

Photos by Danielle Parsons

What gear did you have on hand at Sound and Fury?

I had too much. The first day I brought a second digital body, which was way more trouble than it was worth. But I had my Canon R5, Canon AE-1 and my Yashica point-and-shoot.

You've been shooting concerts for a while now. How do you keep your workflow from feeling repetitive?

I think for me, it's not having too many options gear wise. Sometimes I'll only shoot a show on film, or with one of my prime lenses. I like the challenge of working with what I have and seeing the results.

If you're interested in keeping up with Danielle and her work, make sure to check out her Instagram and website.

written by eloffreno on 2023-11-26 #culture #people #concerts #experimental #event-photography #live-event #live-shows

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