Earlier this summer I got to hang out with an awesome new Bradfordian band to shoot a couple of features.
Glass Mountain are very much in their infancy, but have already started to build a lot of hype both in Yorkshire and beyond - this is thanks in no small part to the success of debut EP 'Glacial' together with some very, very strong live performances. These guys are not messing about, and by all accounts people are sitting up and paying attention. Have a listen here:
Our first shoot took us across the M62 to Dewsbury, where we spent a couple of hours exploring Crow Nest Park - a beautiful spot just outside of the town centre, which had a host of open spaces we could exploit. What also caught our eye were the colourful victorian sheltered benches that were dotted around the duck pond. For this shoot I wanted to rely solely on natural light, and go for a quite vintage feel.
For the second shoot we opted to keep things a little closer to home, starting out at the iconic Lister Mill in Bradford, before moving on to the 1in12 to get some more grimey shots. The day drew to a close in the hills above Saltaire, making the most of a long-grass field. To get some decent contrast from the first shoot, I opted to use my lighting gear for this one, which produced some dramatic shadows.
It was great spending some time with the guys, and discussing the state of the local music scene. Really really hope these guys go on to bigger things. I wouldn't be at all surprised.
Glass Mountain have just been announced as main support for the forthcoming Embrace tour. For details about this and other shows, check out their Facebook. To read the features on Glass Mountain, check out Independent Music News and Counterfeit.