About Julien-K

Julien-K is an electronic rock band based in Long Beach, California, that began as a side project for electronic music created by Amir Derakh and Ryan Shuck from Orgy, alongside Anthony ‘Fu’ Valcic. The band’s name comes from the movie American Gigolo, where Richard Gere’s character was named Julian Kaye. – Source

Gear used

Sony A6500Sony 50mm F/1.8 lens

Show notes

Once again, I find myself shooting a band that I’m unfamiliar with. I’m back at Wooly’s for the Jonathan Davis show. And, as you may or may not know, I always like to try and shoot the opener.

I remember the band “Orgy”, but I never got into their tunes. Either way, it’s a pleasant surprise to find out these dudes are from that band.

Surprisingly enough, the crowd isn’t as large as I thought it’d be. It’s not empty, but it’s not close to sold out – maybe more people will show up closer to J.D.’s set…

As is the case with most larger shows, I’m restricted to shooting the first three songs from the photo pit. It’s such a tight space for my 50mm lens (75mm equivalent on my APS-C crop sensor A6500). I still manage to make it work, but I’d really like to get something a bit wider with a F/1.8 (or larger) aperture.

My shots

Julien-K performs at Wooly’s on 10.30.18

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