Dreaming of Rock and Roll with Andrew LockFeature
One of the great things about our local scene is the mutually beneficial collaboration between photographers and performers. Powerful images celebrate strong performances and ultimately get audiences off the sofa into venues. At the same time, photographers are drawn to the drama, colour and style of live performance and relish the intense technical challenge of working with low light and fast action.
If you spend any time around the Zephyr Lounge, the Leamington Assembly, or any of the major local summer festivals. you'll recognise a guy who prowls the boundary zone between stage and auditorium. with his iconic leather hat, blonde mane and dual Nikons. That would be Andrew Lock, well-respected by both musicians and fellow shutterbugs for a fabulous portfolio that includes stunning shots not only international acts such as Marillion, Chantel McGregor, Mostly Autumn and Doctor Feelgood but also local heroes such as Kristy Gallacher and Steve Walwyn.
While these images look great on the screen, there's a special kind of magic to a high quality print. We recently had a chance to check this out when Oak House Sports and Social Club in Leamington Spa hosted Rock and Roll Dreams Come True, an exhibition of some of Andrew's finest work. Through the sale of prints, an auction and intimate live sets from Kristy Gallacher and Steve Walwyn, the evening raised over £750 for the Cinnamon Trust and Zoe's Place Baby Hospice.
So, a fabulous event and another great example of the synergy between live music and photography, making an important difference to the local community.