Following on from my shoot with Laurie Withers, a young talented female folk singer from Kilmarnock; I was invited to attend a live event called “The Battle of the Bands” in Glasgow. Six or seven up and coming bands/singers would be appearing on the night, all of which were local and reasonably unknown at the time but would begin my fascination with working at live shows in the future.
Apart from Laurie, five other acts were strutting their stuff live on stage, most of which impressed the hell out of me. The one that stuck with me however, was a group known as The Tripps.
I have chosen this image of their front man mainly due to the closeness of the picture and of course my love of black and white photography.
Almost a year later I would have the pleasure of photographing these lads again as they supported The Sex Pissed Dolls at the O2 in Glasgow. More on that later though.