At a recent photography tutorial, I learned about the importance of documenting a topic over several years to capture a record and develop a style. It didn’t take long for me to realize I’ve already been doing that; my topic is the band Emily Barker and The Red Clay Halo. Between full band shows, solo gigs and side-projects I’ve seen and photographed one, some or all of the band around 15 times in 18 months or so.
Emily Barker has a side-project launching soon, a band called Vena Portae with Dom Coyote and Ruben Engzell. She says the name (meaning vein portal) grew from “ideas of roads, rivers, creative openings, connections between people, places and life force.” So I’m taking inspiration from that, as well as from the brilliant video made by Brett Harvey for the first single, Summer Kills.
The album was recorded in 12 days, so I’ll be posting photos over the 12 days leading up to the self-titled album’s launch on August 18. Stay tuned! In the meantime, check out Emily’s website at http://www.emilybarker.com/vena-portae-album-video-and-tour/ for more information about Vena Portae, including the video, tour dates, how to order the album.
Stop on red signal – Pemberton, Western Australia