State contributor James Goulden has an exhibition of his photography work showing at Dublin’s Twisted Pepper on Middle Abbey Street.
“James has spent the last 10 years photographing bands and musicians in every kind of venue from sweaty underground rock clubs in Madrid to the fields of Glastonbury to the Dublin institutions of Whelans, Fibbers, Dorans amongst countless others. With no formal photographic training, James is self trained in the art of capturing the iconic moments that only happen on stage with a screaming crowd at your back. He is also well practiced in the subtle art of blagging his way onto the stage whilst the band are playing or into the recording studio or tour bus where the hidden moments of bands creative processes take place.
The images in the exhibition are a varied selection of images of artists from internationally renowned musicians to young bands still trying to save up some money to make their first recordings. But the one thing connecting the images is the attempt to record those magical instants in time that only music can provide us.”
The exhibition runs until 31st March 2010. Anyone going to the State Social that night should get in early for a look, if not before hand.