Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Muse concert, Dominic Howard photoshoot, and another line off of my bucket list!

This has been an incredible year for concerts already! Buddy Guy, BB King, Shinedown, Killswitch Engage (3 times!), Galactic, and Muse!

Muse is a band that I have loved for a while. They are a band that only releases strong albums - masterpieces from creative geniuses!

Muse is comprised of 3 members - Matthew Bellamy on Vocals & Guitar, Christopher Wolstenholme on Bass, and Dominic Howard on Drums.

Each member contributes to the songwriting process. Each member brings huge sound to the album, and the live show.

The show was absolutely amazing. Incredible stage, stunning light show, spectacular performance of songs, great set list, and a variety of musical compositions played in addition to their songs.

Promark Drumsticks arranged for a 1 on 1 shoot with Dom Howard.
We got to the venue a few hours before the show. met with Muse' security, and were immediately escorted to Dom Anderson, Muse' long time tour manager.
Muse has a huge production and a massive crew - every member of which was *incredibly* polite and helpful. Muse' crew is comprised of some of the most professional and kind crew members I've ever met.

Soon after meeting with Dom A., we were linked up with Dom Howard. Muse's stage was already configured for the show, kabooki in place - so we needed to find another place to shoot.
Dom had a separate room with a full drumkit set up. A perfect, private little white room w/white ceilings.

I took a couple of minutes to set up 2 Canon 580EX speedlites on pocket wizards, pointing at the ceiling corners, and the shoot began!

Check out the photos and video below!

For the full set of photos of Dom, as well as of the live Muse performance, go to this link:
http://images.willhawkinsphotography.com/Muse-27FEB10/





Dominic Howard of Muse by Will Hawkins
Photo: Dominic Howard of Muse by Will Hawkins


Dominic Howard of Muse by Will Hawkins
Photo: Dominic Howard of Muse by Will Hawkins

Dominic Howard of Muse by Will Hawkins
Photo: Dominic Howard of Muse by Will Hawkins

Dominic Howard of Muse by Will Hawkins
Photo: Dominic Howard of Muse by Will Hawkins

Dominic Howard of Muse by Will Hawkins
Photo: Dominic Howard of Muse by Will Hawkins

Dominic Howard of Muse by Will Hawkins
Photo: Dominic Howard of Muse by Will Hawkins

Dominic Howard of Muse by Will Hawkins
Photo: Dominic Howard of Muse by Will Hawkins

Dominic Howard of Muse by Will Hawkins
Photo: Dominic Howard of Muse by Will Hawkins

Dominic Howard of Muse by Will Hawkins
Photo: Dominic Howard of Muse by Will Hawkins

Dominic Howard of Muse by Will Hawkins
Photo: Dominic Howard of Muse by Will Hawkins

Dominic Howard of Muse by Will Hawkins
Photo: Dominic Howard of Muse by Will Hawkins

Dominic Howard of Muse by Will Hawkins
Photo: Dominic Howard of Muse by Will Hawkins

Dominic Howard of Muse by Will Hawkins
Photo: Dominic Howard of Muse by Will Hawkins

Dominic Howard of Muse by Will Hawkins
Photo: Dominic Howard of Muse by Will Hawkins

Dominic Howard of Muse by Will Hawkins
Photo: Dominic Howard of Muse by Will Hawkins

Dominic Howard of Muse by Will Hawkins
Photo: Dominic Howard of Muse by Will Hawkins

Dominic Howard of Muse by Will Hawkins
Photo: Dominic Howard of Muse by Will Hawkins

Muse by Will Hawkins
Photo: Muse by Will Hawkins

Dominic Howard of Muse by Will Hawkins
Photo: Dominic Howard of Muse by Will Hawkins

Dominic Howard of Muse by Will Hawkins
Photo: Dominic Howard of Muse by Will Hawkins

Christopher Wolstenholme of Muse by Will Hawkins
Photo: Christopher Wolstenholme of Muse by Will Hawkins

Matthew Bellamy of Muse by Will Hawkins
Photo: Matthew Bellamy of Muse by Will Hawkins

Matthew Bellamy of Muse by Will Hawkins
Photo: Matthew Bellamy of Muse by Will Hawkins

Matthew Bellamy of Muse by Will Hawkins
Photo: Matthew Bellamy of Muse by Will Hawkins

3 comments:

echoamy said...

Nice photo shoot. Muse is one of my favorite bands and Dom is my favorite in Muse. I think I might have liked more actual drumming shots than posed shots but still, all were great. Love your other photos too.

Maila said...

Wow, amazing pictures. Dom is so good looking. I love Muse.

Crazyest Thinking Girl said...

Nice photo. I like it soo much !!