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Live on 35mm – by Valerio Berdini

from silver to silicon, taking concert photography into the third millennium

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Nick OliveriValerio

Fri, 17 Jul 2015 19:34:52 +0000

I haven’t updated this blog for ages. I just don’t have the time to dedicate to less than 200 contacts a day. I am sorry for the ones who have been waiting, the many still subscribed, the people who write to me to ask more photo tips and put on more bands’ photos. Sorry We […](image)

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Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:57:34 +0000

Hinds are the band formerly known as Deers. Internet taught me the reason of the name change. It is because of another band, The Dears, who threatened to sue Deers for name infringement. The 2 bands do not even share the same name. It is a grotesque sad story indeed. The Dears are a Montreal […](image)

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Charli XCXValerio

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 22:04:06 +0000

Subject. I receive an e-mail by a photo editor of a German music magazine. This was unexpected. Content. She asks if I want to go to London Heaven to shoot Charli XCX. She offers a price for it (reasonable considering 99% of publication are “Sorry, we don’t have budget for photos”). I am free. Free means nothing […](image)

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Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:26:42 +0000

I haven’t updated this blog for a while but it’s the right time to celebrate its 8th year running with some new photos. Alvvays have been on my radar for few months, missed them at a London festival, went to catch them close to home I have a soft spot for indiepop. It is not […](image)

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Pulled Apart By HorsesValerio

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:54:46 +0000

It has been a bizarre summer in terms of live gigs. On one side I wasn’t very keen of going here and there shooting music because I was concentrated on a different photographic project. On the live music side many things went wrong. First the artists: Prince above all, Jack White, Neutral Milk Hotel and […](image)

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Deap VallyValerio

Thu, 07 Aug 2014 20:36:54 +0000

Shall I write about the most expensive gig I have ever been for… erm… free? Yes but I’ll do it below in the “photo tip”. Before that, few words about Deap Vally, which is what I went to see few weeks ago in this summer of concerts that, as usual in UK, is being all […](image)

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Slow ClubValerio

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:01:54 +0000

It’s called indie pop for a reason. Because it’s pop. And because it’s indie. It’s a niche. It isn’t much on TV or national radio to break into everyone’s home. You need to search for it. You need to desire it. The only mainstream media to talk about independent music, and only in England, are […](image)

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Neneh CherryValerio

Mon, 07 Jul 2014 17:37:46 +0000

Apart from the music, Neneh Cherry story is a nice biopic in itself. There is a lot of (good) music into that too, which is a good complement. This story began in the 60s, between a Swedish painter called Monica Karlsson (Neneh’s mother) and an African Drummer Ahmadou Jah (Neneh’s father). The ‘Cherry’ comes in […](image)

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Sat, 21 Jun 2014 09:28:10 +0000

Confession. I’m a nineties guy, but I have never been a Pixies fan. I own their records. The two key albums, Surfer Rosa and Doolittle are in my CDteque since the 90s and should be in any rock’s lover collection. I can mention the names of all the members, despite I keep forgetting David Lovering […](image)

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Fri, 06 Jun 2014 20:32:11 +0000

I turned 250 posts on this blog and my OCD disorder made me keep it consistent for about 8 years: Single monography of bands, all photographed by me live on stage (apart 1 post, RATM) and very rarely duplicated. By heart I can remember only The National (1 – 2), Smoke Fairies (1 – 2) […](image)

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Wolf AliceValerio

Wed, 28 May 2014 20:09:54 +0000

It all starts simply sometimes. I saw some photos of Wolf Alice playing SXSW 2014 some months ago and put a note down on my telephone to remember to go to their Cambridge date. Since then I travelled, worked, photographed and forgot… till about a week before that. Sent and e-mail to sort a pass, […](image)

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Future IslandsValerio

Wed, 14 May 2014 11:30:53 +0000

This is a difficult one for me. In 48 hours I crossed the USA and the Atlantic (with the help of a plane) I am fighting an 8 hours jet-lag, I worked for two days and photographed 2 gigs in two different cities in two consequent nights editing the photos till early hours in the […](image)

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We Are ScientistsValerio

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:00:15 +0000

I Are Scientists. Grammar aside this is true and the reason why this post is scheduled is because I’m giving a scientific talk at a conference the other side of the world and can’t edit this blog in real time. Live music photography does not pay the bills, you know. (if you don’t and are […](image)

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Wild BeastsValerio

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 21:12:33 +0000

My friend called them “stilosi” which could be a kind of Italian for “stylish”. I remembered he said “sciccosi” which is another Italian slang for “chic”. In the meanwhile I managed to sort a photopass for the Cambridge date of Wild Beasts tour 2014. Since Present Tense, their fourth album was released and reached the […](image)

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Fri, 28 Mar 2014 21:52:09 +0000

This post is about three things. Marketing, Engaging and vanishing youth subcultures. But mainly it’s about Chvrches, who had an incredible success as a consequence of perfect handling all of these things. Marketing. The first trick was all capitals, but internet isn’t case sensitive and in the social networks commenting on capital letters is the equivalent […](image)

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The Fat White FamilyValerio

Fri, 14 Mar 2014 21:04:55 +0000

It all happens at the end of the year. In December thre are a couple of weeks when a continuous flow of tweets, posts, news, announce the best albums of the year lists. These are kindly offered by any music publication (with or without any expertise in music) from any media source: the web. (and […](image)

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St. VincentValerio

Mon, 24 Feb 2014 22:17:32 +0000

Mark this day: 24th of February 2014. No, not because it is my niece 4th birthday and my auntie 80th. That’s important to me, not to this blog. This day is going to be important for St. Vincent. The album is called St. Vincent. Her real name is Annie Erin Clarke but her stage name […](image)

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London GrammarValerio

Sat, 15 Feb 2014 13:00:58 +0000

At the beginning it was Florence + The Machine. It all started about 5 years ago, last decade. It was 2009 and a big girl with a big voice broke through the music scene with an energetic girls riot energy and big melodies. It lasted about one EP and a supporting role at a NME […](image)

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I Break HorsesValerio

Wed, 29 Jan 2014 21:09:44 +0000

I Break Horses came out as a band, few years ago with the classic progress of “new name – debut single – Album” on the Bella Union roster. There was a big tam tam (nowadays known as going viral) on music related webzines and I never understood the origin of the name. But it is […](image)

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East India YouthValerio

Mon, 13 Jan 2014 08:00:21 +0000

His brilliant debut album, Total Strife Forever, is out today. Let’s kick off 2014 with an artist that has permeated the whole of 2013. East India Youth is a solo project by William Doyle. One of the most talked appearances in the London music scene last year. East India Youth first single Heaven, How Long, […](image)

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