Lemongrass by Mark Batten-O'Donohoe

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Lemongrass, one of my favourite Brisbands in the early 1990’s – they needed a band shot – i helpled out :)

Camera: Fujica 35mm
Film: Ilford HP5 400asa
Paper: Ilford Multigrade


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In the 1990’s photography for me was about SLR’s & dark rooms, it was about printing your shots at 3-6am to ‘beat the light’ in you homemade darkroom to get your shots to press. I worked in music, hair and a little news, but love portraiture. Now I use a digital slr, but try to replicate shot control like in the old film days. I now longer make my living out of photography, but prefer to better my life by embracing a passion ;)

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  • Maree Cardinale
    Maree Cardinalealmost 2 years ago

    Wow, this is so cool Mark!

  • thanks Maree, they were really nice guys too, totally into their music – which was ‘very’ early 70’s, but in an early 90’s sort of way. I still run into a couple of them every so often ;)

    – Mark Batten-O'Donohoe

  • Maree Cardinale
    Maree Cardinalealmost 2 years ago

    Yeah when I first looked at it I thought it was taken much earlier.

  • mrcoradour
    mrcoradouralmost 2 years ago

    This is another brilliant shot Mark another favorite

  • Thanks Malcolm, who says band pics can’t be artistic – I believe flared jeans were so out of fashion at the time that Mike had to get a female relative to ‘alter’ a pair with extra denim. ;)

    – Mark Batten-O'Donohoe

  • patcheah
    patcheahalmost 2 years ago

    This is an amazing shot! Nostalgic!

  • thanks patcheah, they are great guys, haven’t played as a band for quite some time – but had a great early 70’s feel about them! I used to do a lot of early 90’s Brisbane band shots as I worked for Rave Magazine at the time. once again, thanks for the comment! ;)

    – Mark Batten-O'Donohoe

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