One of my last shoots of the summer was with the talented young harpist, Sarah Veber from St Philip’s, Newfoundland. She studies music in Ottawa but will be returning to St John’s to play with the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra for selected concerts this season beginning with the Nov 11 performance of Mozart’s Requiem at the NSO MASTERWORKS 2; HONOUR. REFLECT. REMEMBER at the historic Basilica of Saint John The Baptist. We photographed her in a meadow in her home town overlooking Conception Bay, Newfoundland.
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Finally catching up in this summer’s work. Check out our photo gallery from this year’s Sound Symposium XVIII, international festival of new music and sound art. A wonderful 10 day adventure in music, performance, sound art and acoustic wonders and aural delights! I got invited to shoot Sound Symposium in 1992 and I’ve been doing it ever since.
We’re deliriously happy to be back shooting portraits of the musicians of the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra for the 2015/16 season. We kicked it off with Jessica Pereversoff on a stormy March day with torrential rain and 100km winds! …we took shelter in an empty car park and carried on! Between running back and forth to the car to warm up we managed to get the pavement swept of snow and the lights up and tied down. Six Nikon Speedlights and a lot of sandbags and rope. Great subjects and a great crew always seem to make it happen!. Lighting assistant Erinn Locke, hair and makeup by Olivia Chafe. Thanks to musicians Jessica Pereversoff and Cameron Maclellan (whose pictures you will see soon) for being such good sports and total pros. © 2015 Greg Locke
We have just updated our NSO Project photo galleries adding our images from 2014. Looking forward to what 2015 brings for the musicians of Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra.
You can also visit the NSO’s new website at nsomusic.ca for the 2015 concert schedule and information.
After three years of photographing the musicians of the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra in performance, back stage, on the road and in a series of on location photo shoots, I finally got the symphony CEO, Neil Edwards, in the studio and in front of the camera for his portrait. …click to enlarge. Photo by Greg Locke © 2014.
This is classic Sound Symposium. Davida Monk and Bill Horist performing Putting on The Ice Shirt at the LSPU Hall on Day 4 of Sound Symposium XVII in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Photo by Greg Locke © 2014
Nicole Hand and the Art Van Go guerrilla band crash the Farmers market in St. John’s, Newfoundland to promote Sound Symposium XVII. Photo by Greg Locke © 2014
SOUND SYMPOSIUM is back in St. John’s, Newfoundland July 4 – 2014. Don’t miss this wonderfully eclectic international festival of new music and performing art held every two yeas in St. John’s and draw the finest in sound art, music and performing art from around the world. We’ll be shooting this event for the next 10 days so stop by, take in a show and say hello. Tickets and info available at Sound Symposium HQ in the LSPU Hall, 3 Victoria Street.
Saturday evening’s Sinfonia concert of 18th-century music had the D.F. Cook Recital Hall filled to near capacity.
The audience was greeted in the lobby by life-size silk-screen panels of three of the orchestra members: yet another application of Greg Locke’s inspired photographs that were featured in The Telegram in the summer, that grace the program booklets for the 2013/2014 season, and that won Locke The Telegram’s Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Volunteer.
Locke’s idea of photographing the musicians with their instruments outside the concert hall, in colour, in the community and by the sea, helps put the faces to the names of individual players, while emphasizing that Newfoundland now has a symphony orchestra of which we can be very proud. …more
I think it’s been almost 15 years since I’ve put prints on a wall for a public exhibition. With the growth of digital photography in the professional world, the long slow death of newspapers and magazines and the rise of online media, most of the photography we see today is on a website or computer monitor. The small images are a part of life in the new visual media but they don’t compare to seeing large prints on a wall.
So, I’m very happy to offer up this small exhibition of my portraits of the musicians of the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra.
My NSO Project started last year and a part of that was to get these amazing musicians out of the theatres or studios and on location in the dramatic Newfoundland landscape and unique locations for a series of portraits. This exhibit is from the first round of photo shoots which took place in August and September 2012.
If you are in St. John’s during February (Feb1 – March 3, 2013) do drop down to Hava Java on Water Street, have a coffee and take in this exhibit. Hava Java has been making their upstairs space available to artists as an alternative exhibition space for almost two years and it has been a great success. Sort of an Open Mic for the visually literate.
If you are lucky enough to be at the NSO Silver Ball on Feb 2 at the Delta Hotel we’ll have a large selection of photos from the project on the big screens.
Many thanks for this project go to the musicians of the NSO who bought into my vision whole heartedly and accepted me into their backstage lives.
Thanks to Inna Levchuk, Joe Chase, Erinn Locke for their production assistance, Trish Malloy and Olivia Chafe at the Head Room for hair and makeup. Rob and Erika at Hava Java for offering up their space and Rodney deVries for his instruments …no instruments were hurt in the making of these pictures. Printing by JB Photo. And finally, Neil and Sean at the NSO for herding cats.
This exhibition has been made possible by the kind support of Diamond Design.
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