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    Sam Beam of Iron and Wine shot during Calexico and Iron and Wine's soundcheck for their London Forum gig in April 2006. Shot on a Voigtlander Bessaflex TM, with Kodak Tri-X film rated at 3200. Lens used was a Soviet-era Jupiter-9 85/2.

    Sam walked in front of the projection coming from the sound-desk during soundcheck. I was taking photos near the drum kit. I saw his outline picked out in this unearthly light and had enough time to shoot three or four pics before he moved.

    I first posted this in 2006 and it got nearly 15,000 views. I reposted it to offer it for auction for the Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund organised by Flickr.

    Shane Lynam, CarolineKaltenreiner, and 124 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. subterranean_homesick_alien 51 months ago | reply

      Beautiful shot! I'd like to know whether the auction has already finished.
      If not, I bid 30 Euro. (Another interesting question: How big will the print be?)

    2. Stuart Stevenson 51 months ago | reply

      Terrific light - great shot.

    3. Account inactive go to: [deleted] 51 months ago | reply

      Hi, would you mind adding the auction details to the images image's description.

      Also, can you make sure the image or a copy of it is moved to the front of your stream to increase its visibility.



    4. ♔ @ Nibes 51 months ago | reply

      Wow! That's a legendary photograph! Superb. :)
      Love how the light spreads all over it.

    5. Zlatko Unger 51 months ago | reply

      Wow this is fantastic!

    6. Dark_ fiddlr 51 months ago | reply

      you rock, awesome photo!

    7. Jon Díez Supat 51 months ago | reply

      Congratulations, this is really a masterpiece. Para mis favoritos!

    8. Mark-B [deleted] 51 months ago | reply

      i like it....this is their way in life, making music.

    9. buuucs 51 months ago | reply

      wow this is very iconic. great shot!

    10. colinmurray 50 months ago | reply

      Got the rockstar feel to it - nice capture!

    11. Chloe-Ann 50 months ago | reply

      Very nice light!

    12. neuro20 49 months ago | reply

      this is my 3rd time browsing and this picture captured me. excellent shot.

    13. sunny6teen 49 months ago | reply

      very nicely done

    14. k_stoilova 44 months ago | reply

      perfect image, just the photographer's dream, the contours of light around the body silhouette are just to fall in love with

    15. Ronan Collett 6 months ago | reply

      Wow, wonderful photograph for an even more wonderful musician.

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