James Foley

A return to live music

An old post from a previous attempt at keeping a blog going.

I was lucky enough to get the chance to shoot some photos at Robert’s first headline tour around Ireland. I haven’t been at a gig since the pandemic began, I haven’t taken a ‘real’ camera to one in probably a decade, and let me tell you, it felt good. I’ve been taking photos in some form or another for nearly 20 years, and I think the image in this post is my favourite I’ve ever managed to capture.

There is something about watching someone at work on the stage letting it all out, something about the collective energy of hundreds of people moving and singing and screaming together, and then doing your best to try to capture the feeling of being in the midst of it all.

The last two years have taken so much, it feels so good to start taking them back.