And I’ll bring you the the horizon.
The band’s name is Bring Me The Horizon, and the most only entertaining group of English men I have ever met. Then again, anything said with an english accent is funny.
Anyway, back when I was on Warped Tour I was with my friends in Settings for about three weeks, but for the last four days of Warped, I had no one to ride with. My friend was on tour with Dr. Manhattan at the time and they were generous enough to let me ride with them. Turns out, they were sharing their bus with Bring Me The Horizon and that’s where I met them. Over the next few days on Warped Tour I had the opportunity to get to know Bring Me The Horizon as people, and photograph them a handful of times.
About four months later they stopped by Milwaukee on one of their first North American tours and I ended up shooting them again. I know I probably sound like a broken record by now, but photographing a band that you know personally is ten times easier then a band you have never met before.
This shoot was loads of fun, I had always wanted to use dry ice in my shoots, and this time I made it happen (find a dry ice store near you). It’s actually a lot easier to use than I thought it would be, basically throw a bunch of pellets in hot water and watch it go. At first for this shoot I had a bunch of little bowls all over with warm water and I threw a handful of pellets in each bowl. It failed, barely any “smoke” was produced, however Oliver ended up dumping half the bucket into the sink of running warm water, and that worked out 100x better.
The thing I love about dry ice is that it just sinks to the lowest part of the room, making it very easy to control. Smoke from a smoke machine on the other hand is a whole different story, sloppy sloppy.
My original shot: