I took off for downtown in great anticipation to photograph Clutch. This was my second chance. I had shot them the year brfore at The Ritz, but had a crisis and lost the images, so this was something akin to fulfilling a promise. Hallelujah!
It’s great when you find a band that connects with your being. Granted, it’s in unexplained ways, but with Clutch I’d say I just feel justified. What does that mean? I have no idea. But I don’t care. It’s probably Tim Sult’s guitar work that delivers the soul to the bones. Take a listen.
Needles to say this was a riot to shoot. It was another tough lighting situation but I noticed in editing the shoot that when you got a good one it comes off really sweet. So I’m going to give the lighting director some credit here in setting up a fine situation. Alas I did have to pitch quite a few shots of terrific gestures as they were happening in almost total darkness, and we are talking settings of 1/250 sec; f/4.5; ISO 6400. But that’s the game here. Nothing is easy.