Blaggards at Fado

I got to catch a set by the Blaggards at Fado Irish Pub in Austin recently. This Houston based band plays a high energy style of music that they call "stout Irish rock." I first saw them late last year by chance while wandering around Austin's Warehouse District with some friends. When I saw that they were back in town for a Friday show I was pumped to have a chance to see them again. Stout Irish rock and a Guinness? Uh, yeah!

Of course, I'm going to have a camera with me at a live music show. This time I took my recently acquired Olympus OM-4 Ti and loaded it with a roll of Kodak P3200 black and white film that I'd forgotten about in a drawer. This high speed film (sadly discontinued) is a good choice for low light photography if you aren't afraid of a little (OK, a lot) of film grain. I knew it would work well for the dimly lit outdoor stage at Fado. Here are a few of my favorites from the roll.

A few more photos are on my gallery site. All photos taken with an Olympus OM-4 Ti with OM 50mm f/1.8 lens and Kodak P3200 black and white film rated at 1600 ISO. Film processing and scanning by Austin Camera.