Last night we went out and had a little fun. Mai had heard about a new all woman heavy metal band, named Cruella, playing at a little place called Neto’s in Santa Clara. We looked it up and these ladies play old Motley Crue music. Back in the day, the 80′s, I wasn’t really into Motley Crue so didn’t go with any expectations. Having some fun seemed like the motivation to go rather than the music. Plus I also wanted to put my iPhone through some close-up, low light, fast action shooting and see what I could come up with. You might want to check out the website of this all Girl San Francisco Motley Crue Tribute Band.
These ladies only recently formed their group earlier this year and are playing every weekend in clubs all over the greater Bay Area. Before the music even started I was intrigued. These ladies dressed in black leather, awesome tights/stockings, big-ass boots and generally dress way younger than they are but they really carry it off perfectly and everybody there loved the look and the music. I’m going to see them again.
The night reminded me of back in the 70′s & 80′s when I was a DJ on the radio in San Francisco and we would hit all the small clubs regularly for killer music. This was like that. It was easy, not too crowded, and when the sound went out everybody rolled with it for 15 minutes while it got fixed. It was just an opportunity to get another margarita and go up to the stage where Chris and Mary played with the photographer wanna be’s. It was really a fun time. Maybe the band will call me when they need some new promotional photos? I’d like that.These shots were processed in only a couple of apps. I usually always take them into Snapseed first and add some Drama filter to some degree. My next go-to app is usually Photo Wizard Pro where I have a cool routine of quickly masking out some parts of the photos, adding some radial or motion blur followed by running through random effects in the FX section until I get a cool look. It usually takes me less than 5 minutes total to make a photo like either of these. That’s pretty cool because the original photos are not all that great to look at and with just a little effort in the right apps, I can get some really cool artistic effects that are easy to look at.
There is a little video of Cruella. that I took also and just produced it on my iPad in iMovie.Buy Print on SmugMug