Monday, August 18, 2008

Monday Morning You Look So Fine: Oppikoppi.

Sorry it has been so long... there has been a lot on my plate lately, from Levi's commercial shoots, to long-term personal projects, to Not In Our Lifetime work and Oppikoppi... the list goes on, but Oppikoppi probably tops it, as it connects to a number of things.

First off, I have been brought out of a self-imposed "music journo" retirement by an old friend, Annel Malan, who has convinced to blog (or blag) my musical experiences (such as they are) over at Speakerbox. So far I have a rusty Oppi piece up, an Oppi gallery, and a sycophanitc review of the latest 340ml album. Buy it... it's choice.

Secondly, I have been in preparation for my new exhibition at the Rooke Gallery, opening October 9 (the last work to make the selection just happened to be shot at Koppi.) There's an introductory article coming up on it (or at least, the methodology behind it) in One Small Seed, as well as a dedicated blog and a possible surprise on MK that relates to the work to be shown in it... you'll have to wait and see, but click here to sign up for the gallery's mailing list if you want to stay informed... God knows this may not be the place for regular updates. (If I was so inclined, here's where I would insert a smilie...)

It's Benguela playing now, by the way, all the way from Oppikoppi '98... they are an instrumental band, in case you were wondering why there are no lyrics.

Oh, and that's Albert Frost at the top of the page, opening Koppi... for those who were wondering, as to who is better between Dan Patlanksy or Albert Frost... Dan may be seriously able to play the blues... but it's the blues that play Albert.




Blogger F4U5T said...

Hey man, I know you probably have more than a few lenses and equipment, but I was just wondering what out of your stuff do you find yourself using the most??

Blogger Liam Lynch said...

I'm never sure what to say to questions like these... if I say "my eyes, and my hands" I will no doubt come across as a poes.

So I am going to have to say: A 5D and a 28mm.


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Blogger F4U5T said...

Thanx man, I know you probably get loads of questions like that. Was just really interested cos I'm looking at new lenses and wondered what you use to achieve what you do.
Anyways, been following your work for ages, love your stuff, keep it up!!!

Blogger Liam Lynch said...

F4U5T: Not a problem... if you are looking to make your money go further, I would recommend a zoom with a fixed f-stop... I used a 17-40mm f4.0 before I had a full frame digital (as 17mm worked out to 28mmm on the 1.6 conversion)...

That way you can be sure to get an idea of where your eye sits at. I know many that work Koppi with mostly 200mm lenses, and John Hogg has produced some of Koppi's most legendary pics with just a 50.


Blogger Ren´┐Ż said...

Oh, I am so glad you started posting again! I saw you onstage at the aKing show and I don't know whether I was more excited to see you or the band!


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