James Finch: Blog https://jamesfinch.zenfolio.com/blog en-us (C) James Finch jamesfinch@mac.com (James Finch) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:33:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:33:00 GMT https://jamesfinch.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-12/u448366046-o998570299-50.jpg James Finch: Blog https://jamesfinch.zenfolio.com/blog 80 120 Daniel Romano. State Theater https://jamesfinch.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/6/daniel-romano-state-theater I got to see the wonderful Canadian country singer Daniel Romano at The State Theater Falls Church VA. May 23rd 2013. Not the best venue. But he is back on June 10th at Iota, which is a much better venue. I hope to get some more images.  

Some of the photos have been used with permission on his social media pages https://www.facebook.com/danielromanomusic  and in the Princely review blog by my old old friend Sir Prince http://williamhenryprince.com/daniel-romano-sleep-beneath-the-willow/

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jamesfinch@mac.com (James Finch) https://jamesfinch.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/6/daniel-romano-state-theater Thu, 06 Jun 2013 23:06:45 GMT
A Scene In Between by Sam Knee. Book Cover Photo https://jamesfinch.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/6/a-scene-in-between-by-sam-knee-book-cover-photo Sam Knee has selected an old photo of mine for the cover of his new book "A Scene In Between: Fashion and Independent Music in the UK 1983-89".  The shot was taken outside the old Western Star Domino Club near St Pauls in Bristol, 15th May 1987. Loop were supporting The Wishing Stones that night and staying in my place after this show before heading out in a shitty van to another shitty venue. The band then was Robert, James, Bex and Glen (not in this image). Sam is using around a dozen images including some Feb 1985 Jesus and Mary Chain live snaps with an awful pocket camera plus some snaps of Endeacott and myself being stylish men about (small) town. It's been a fun project to get involved in and Sam has been a real gent.  Next question is what to do with the rest of the archive.... http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1908714069/ref=pe_11480_30188220_emwa_email_title_1


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jamesfinch@mac.com (James Finch) https://jamesfinch.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/6/a-scene-in-between-by-sam-knee-book-cover-photo Thu, 06 Jun 2013 22:32:36 GMT
MacArthur Beverages 28th Annual Barrel Tasting. https://jamesfinch.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/4/macarthur-beverages-28th-annual-barrel-tasting Photos from the MacArthur Beverages 28th Annual Barrel Tasting. Featuring the 2010 & 2011 Vintages.  http://www.bassins.com/2013californiabarrel/info.html

UPDATE:  The set in use. http://www.bassins.com/wine/us/futures/index.php

Andy Creemer from MacArthur Beverages asked me to capture some images from the event for their website http://www.bassins.com. This was quite a challenge due to the flat indoor lighting at the Mandarin Oriental Ballroom and the fact it was an unusual event for me to attempt. I think I got a few worthy images though.... http://jamesfinch.zenfolio.com/macarthurbeverages




jamesfinch@mac.com (James Finch) https://jamesfinch.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/4/macarthur-beverages-28th-annual-barrel-tasting Tue, 30 Apr 2013 14:38:25 GMT
'A Scene In-between' by Sam Knee https://jamesfinch.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/4/a-scene-in-between-by-sam-knee 'A Scene In-between' by Sam Knee. Book due to be published late 2013. Several late 1980's band photos are in consideration.

The Sun Carriage. Hull Adelphi Club. 1988 (?)


jamesfinch@mac.com (James Finch) https://jamesfinch.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/4/a-scene-in-between-by-sam-knee Tue, 02 Apr 2013 10:35:47 GMT
Leica Store DC. "DC As I See It" Juried Exhibition. https://jamesfinch.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/4/leica-store-dc-dc-as-i-see-it-juried-exhibition Leica Store DC held a juried exhibition.  "DC As I See It". Out of 155 submittals I had 1 photo selected for the print stage of approx 50 images. Unfortunately I did not make it into the final 26 for the exhibit. Still, an interesting experience and not bad for my first attempt. http://jamesfinch.zenfolio.com/dcasiseeit

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"Our Nation's Capital is typically recognized for its myriad of monuments and museums but, at the same time, possesses an undercurrent of city dwellers who often have personalities which stray from tradition. The images selected for this show identify the city beyond a glimpse, and capture the essence of DC"
jamesfinch@mac.com (James Finch) https://jamesfinch.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/4/leica-store-dc-dc-as-i-see-it-juried-exhibition Sat, 30 Mar 2013 10:45:00 GMT
Mark Stewart. The Pop Group. https://jamesfinch.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/1/mark-stewart-the-pop-group I have supplied various images from over the years for Mark's archive and social media pages. This one is from June 2005 in rehearsal in London. 


https://www.facebook.com/markstewartmusic https://www.facebook.com/mrmarkstewart http://www.markstewartmusic.com

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jamesfinch@mac.com (James Finch) https://jamesfinch.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/1/mark-stewart-the-pop-group Thu, 31 Jan 2013 12:47:00 GMT
The Gun Club Live. Bristol 1987 https://jamesfinch.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/1/the-gun-club-live-1987 The Gun Club. Live photos from Bristol Bierkeller Oct 18th 1987. Used in the archive site http://www.fromthearchives.org


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jamesfinch@mac.com (James Finch) https://jamesfinch.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/1/the-gun-club-live-1987 Thu, 10 Jan 2013 03:00:00 GMT
On-U Sound, 99 Records & Blue Lines By Richard King https://jamesfinch.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/4/on-u-sound-99-records-blue-lines-by-richard-king On-U Sound, 99 Records & Blue Lines By Richard King

Richard wrote a nice article on the On U Sounds, Bristol music scene cross over and used a shot of Adrian Sherwood mixing a Keith LeBlanc solo show in 1987(?). Gary Clail watching the mix. James Endeacott peering into the frame. 


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jamesfinch@mac.com (James Finch) https://jamesfinch.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/4/on-u-sound-99-records-blue-lines-by-richard-king Mon, 24 Sep 2012 10:15:00 GMT
DCist Blog. Photo of the Day: September 7, 2012. Sunn O))) https://jamesfinch.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/9/dcist-photo-of-the-day-september-7-2012 2012-09-06 at 22-27-51 Sunn O))) at the Black Cat Sept 6th 2012. I posted a shot in the DCist Blog Flickr pool that was selected as Photo of the Day. This was from one of the most sonically intense shows I've ever seen. It was very tough to get a shot in the dim light, thick stage smoke, heat and sheer crushing volume. http://dcist.com/2012/09/photo_of_the_day_september_7_2012.php

jamesfinch@mac.com (James Finch) https://jamesfinch.zenfolio.com/blog/2012/9/dcist-photo-of-the-day-september-7-2012 Fri, 07 Sep 2012 02:00:00 GMT
How Soon Is Now https://jamesfinch.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/4/how-soon-is-now  

How Soon Is Now?: The Madmen and Mavericks Who Made Independent Music, 1975-2005. By Richard King. I was asked to submit images for the book. Two were published. 

Sonic Youth Mean Fiddler, London, July 12, 1987 showing Paul Smith and Pat from Sonic Life fanzine.

Loop from 1987 (?) packing the tour van showing Jeff Barrett.



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jamesfinch@mac.com (James Finch) https://jamesfinch.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/4/how-soon-is-now Sun, 01 Apr 2012 10:00:00 GMT
DCist Blog. Photo Booth: A Memorial Day Rewind. Clown's feet https://jamesfinch.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/3/photo-booth-a-memorial-day-rewind-clowns-feet I posted a shot in the DCist Blog Flickr pool that was selected in their round up of Memorial Day photos. http://dcist.com/2011/06/photo_booth_rolling_thunder.php#photo-26

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jamesfinch@mac.com (James Finch) https://jamesfinch.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/3/photo-booth-a-memorial-day-rewind-clowns-feet Mon, 30 May 2011 20:15:00 GMT
DCist blog. Photo of the day. Songran April 17th 2011 https://jamesfinch.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/3/dcist-blog-photo-of-the-day-songran-april-17th-2011 Songran April 17th 2011. I posted a shot in the DCist Blog Flickr pool that was selected as Photo of the day.


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jamesfinch@mac.com (James Finch) https://jamesfinch.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/3/dcist-blog-photo-of-the-day-songran-april-17th-2011 Sun, 17 Apr 2011 17:00:00 GMT
Bonnie Prince Billy. Live. https://jamesfinch.zenfolio.com/blog/2010/10/bonnie-prince-billy Bonnie 'Prince' Billy. Live photos from The Birchmere 3rd Oct 2010  used to illustrate an article by William Henry Prince. 


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jamesfinch@mac.com (James Finch) https://jamesfinch.zenfolio.com/blog/2010/10/bonnie-prince-billy Mon, 04 Oct 2010 01:00:00 GMT
Nick Cave. Grinderman. 9:30 Club https://jamesfinch.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/4/nick-cave-grinderman-9-30-club Nick Cave. Grinderman. 16th November 2010. The tour invited local photographers to submit sample shots to be invited as guest photographer for the first few songs of the show. I was selected for the 9:30 Club DC show and given a spot stage left. It was a nerve wracking experience. I had a new camera that I had never used at a show and the 4 songs were brutally fast and dynamic with harsh stage lights projected cross stage. Truth be told, I would have had more luck from the audience.  All copyright is owned by Grinderman. Absolutely no use without their permission.

FromGrinderman Grinderman <grindermanphotocontest@gmail.com>

Subject: Thanks from Grinderman!

Date: December 10, 2010 4:43:18 PM EST
To: Undisclosed recipients: ;

Hello to our wonderful photographers! We want to send a quick shout out to say THANK YOU for taking part in our little contest.  Your photos are up on www.grinderman.com/images.  We invite you to check out all the photos taken.  They're all amazing--and we're all hand picked by the band to be displayed on www.grinderman.com.


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jamesfinch@mac.com (James Finch) https://jamesfinch.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/4/nick-cave-grinderman-9-30-club Fri, 16 Apr 2010 17:15:00 GMT
The Howling Hex. CD Cover https://jamesfinch.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/3/the-howling-hex-cd-cover The Howling Hex. XI. Neil Michael Hagerty. CD inside cover. Live shots from Iota March 15th 2007. I sent the images from the show to Drag City Records. Neil Michael Hagerty contacted me for use on the CD. All the shots on the bottom row are from Iota.  

On Apr 17, 2007, at 6:00 AM, Neil Hagerty wrote: JF: These look great, thanks for getting in touch with us. We're getting stuff together for LP artwork and we'd definitely like to use some of these. How can we go about getting a hi-res copy of one of these pix? NMH


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jamesfinch@mac.com (James Finch) https://jamesfinch.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/3/the-howling-hex-cd-cover Thu, 15 Mar 2007 20:30:00 GMT
Meghan Hayes. Go and Give the Guard a Break. CD Cover. https://jamesfinch.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/3/meghan-hayes-go-and-give-the-guard-a-break-cd-cover Meghan Hayes. Go and Give the Guard a Break. CD Cover.

Meghan asked me to take a series of images for her CD cover. The final image was taken against the cedar planking of the old Westover library in Arlington before it was demolished. The image was then reversed and manipulated by Teenbeat Graphics.

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jamesfinch@mac.com (James Finch) https://jamesfinch.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/3/meghan-hayes-go-and-give-the-guard-a-break-cd-cover Wed, 31 Mar 2004 21:00:00 GMT
Anomoanon. The Derby Ram. CD https://jamesfinch.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/3/anomoanon-the-derby-ram Ned Oldham requested permission to use a live photo from the Anomoanon show at The Talking Head Club, Baltimore 15th Oct 2003 inside the CD cover of The Derby Ram album. The image was adapted into a woodcut style. 

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jamesfinch@mac.com (James Finch) https://jamesfinch.zenfolio.com/blog/2013/3/anomoanon-the-derby-ram Wed, 31 Mar 2004 18:45:00 GMT
Something Like An Anomoanon. Vice Magazine https://jamesfinch.zenfolio.com/blog/2002/10/something-like-an-anomoanon 2002 10 31 Anomoanon 017 I was invited by Ned Oldham to submit images for Vice Magazine's article on Anomoanon. They used a live shot from 31st Oct 2002 Halloween gig at the Talking Head Club Baltimore in both the print and online versions.


jamesfinch@mac.com (James Finch) https://jamesfinch.zenfolio.com/blog/2002/10/something-like-an-anomoanon Fri, 01 Nov 2002 03:59:00 GMT