Introducing: Eugene Mclaughlin

Time to meet another great photographer! This time, Eugene Mclaughlin

In his words…

I inherited my photography lust from my parents. We always had cameras around the house when I was a child.  I received a couple of cheap cameras as birthday presents during my early years, including a 1970s Polaroid. My first foray into live music photography started shortly after my mother bought me a Chinon CM-5 SLR (35 mm film!) during a visit to Hong Kong in Dec 1985.  I recently found some of my original negatives of my first attempts: Mose Allison and The Robert Cray Band, plus my mate’s rockabilly band.  I took a very extended break from musical photography, partially due to the arrival of my children and my unfortunate switch to early digital camera technology (640 x 480 resolution) – I should have stuck with my tried and tested 35mm SLR.  My re-introduction was triggered by my upgrade to the very decent Canon 5D Mk II DSLR and following Leonard Cohen during his 2008-2013 tour.  I took my inital shots from the crowd, which is still my preference, but I mostly shoot from the pit, or with photography accreditation these days.

Check out some of Eugene’s best bits below!
You can see more of his work at
http://awaythelads.com/music/ 

Welcome to the team Eugene!
120817 4957 Leonard Cohen, Ghent 2012title 123Lee 'Scratch' Perry: Empire Coventry, 31/10/15They Might Be Giants: Limelight Belfast, 30/01/16Soul II Soul: The Assembly Leamington 09/04/16161026 8386 Table Scraps, Coventry 2016Sleaford Mods: The Empire Coventry, 07/11/16The Selecter: Copper Rooms Coventry, 18/12/16170719 1445 Toots and the Maytals, Leamington 2017170918 3696 Skabilly Rebels, Nuneaton 2017

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