From 1982 to 91 Knightshade were one of the hottest and most exciting bands on the NZ music scene. Several top 20 singles and a host of supports for touring acts including, Deep Purple, Iggy Pop, Bon Jovi, The Angels & Guns ‘N’ Roses, they cemented their place in Hamilton and NZ rock history.
Between 87 & 88 I was one of their official photographer and lucky enough to catch them at the very live best, on and off stage.
Capturing the action on and off stage was always a joy, and provided many happy hours in the darkroom processing rolls of film and printing selected images. Thirty years on, I find myself working with the original negatives once again, this time in broad daylight. Using a high-quality scanner and professional processing software, this exhibition has been created from over 400 frames and presented in collaboration with doublebass curator Phil Walsh.
The technology may have changed, but the joy and happiness of working with these images endures.