As readers of this blog will know, Yes have been, are, and will always be our all time favorite band. Nobody else comes close. We've been fans, then friends now for decades. Tempus fugit! Yes' official website has the full story, so we'll just share an image or three here and link you to: http://yesworld.com/2018/07/gottlieb-bros-remarkable-limited-edition-yes50-tourbook/ … Continue reading Recent Work: The @yesofficial #Yes50 Tourbook. 148 Pages of Unadulterated Super-fandom
We're pretty obsessed with photography. The art. The craft. The masters. The educators. The gear: old, new, digital, analog, large format, medium format, full frame, half frame, color, black and white, c41, push process, alternative process, photo books, photo podcasts, photo videos on YouTube... You get the picture. We love photographing live music but also … Continue reading Our Pentax Q7 Camera Video Review
Steve Howe's passion for the guitar is legendary, as is his collection of fine instruments. But it is the beautiful Gibson ES-175 with which he is most closely associated, having coaxed so many classic Yes moments from its strings. And so when he picked up that iconic instrument during the hustle and bustle of Yestival … Continue reading Perfect Pairings: Steve Howe + Gibson ES-175; Leica M3 + Kodak Film
Of course, Geoff Downes nailed the Drama material on Yes' epic Topographic Drama tour -- after all, he helped originate that album during his first stint in the band. But it was his impassioned and stellar playing on the epic Tales From Topographic Oceans tunes that really blew us away. Here's one of our favorite … Continue reading This Photo of Yes’ Geoff Downes from Topographic Drama is One of Our Favorites
Yes lead vocalist Jon Davison, is a great subject to photograph in concert. He performs with passion and amazing skill and range, yet also manages to make great connection with the audience. Here's one of our favorite images of Jon from the 2016 Topographic Drama tour, and featured in the new Yes Topographic Drama: Live Across … Continue reading This Photo of Jon Davison from Topographic Drama is One of Our Favorites
For these shots of drummer Dylan Howe, made along the 2017 Yes tour of America, we wanted to use a classic, manual focus rangefinder camera and get up close and personal, like in the great Blue Note jazz cover photos (and designs) we love so much. The work of Francis Wolff is incredible. We were … Continue reading Dylan Howe, Photographed in 2017, with a Leica, Full Manual Glory
One of the many highlights from the 2016 Topographic Drama tour was the stunning stage production. The innovative use of video screens and stage lighting made for some exciting photographic opportunities for us. This shot captures the band's epic performance of music from Tales From Topographic Oceans.