• Image of Deerhoof at The Echo LA 2004

8x10 RC Silver Gelatin Print, all prints are printed by me in the darkroom using Omega enlarger and high quality RC papers. Deerhoof has been a band for a little over 20 years. I only discovered them around 2002, a friend of mine Koz played me Reveille. I can remember the weird 20 sec. intro then some spoken words about death and mankind by Satomi Matsuzaki then an amazing explosion of drums and cutting guitar riffs. I totally had to see this band, kind of a another where has this band been my whole life moment. Well finally got to see them about a year later at some show at of all places The Derby on Los Feliz. The Derby was known as kind of swing dance spot more than a place where indie or post punk bands play. Either way once Deerhoof started playing, there was the explosive drums by Greg Saunier that I was waiting to see live. If you haven't seen Greg play drums its quite the spectacle and even better the smaller the club and closer to stage you can get. From that show Deerhoof would be a band I would try and see as much as possible. In 2004 I was able to convince Anthem mag to do a piece on them. I was stoked because I was going to shoot their portrait and stay for the live show afterwords. Well portraits went awesome, the band was super cool. And Satomi said such rad off the cuff things that were so naturally awesome they sounded like Deerhoof lyrics right out of her mouth. During the live show I had decided to shoot a roll of B&W film, I didn't have a 35mm just my medium format camera's. And I shot this with a Mamiya 7. You only get 10 frames on 120 and thats all I got, realizing that camera wasn't my best choice for shooting live. This frame came out to my liking and I think there may be 1 other. But 1 in 10 aint so bad.

To find more info on the band and purchase their music click the links below

Deerhoof

Deerhoof BandCamp

Deerhoof Wikipedia

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