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Cash From Chaos

When Rogan and I went to the Scottish Tattoo Convention in Edinburgh 6 weeks ago, we got in courtesy of Skid, the lead singer in the punk band, Cash From Chaos.

We first met Skid and his band last November at the Sex Pistols Experience gig in Bathgate. They were playing again at the Tattoo Convention, so I took a few photos.

The light was low which meant I had to have a high ISO setting. What that means, for those who don’t know, is it allows you to take photos is lower light without so much blurring of movement, but the downside is the images get “grainier”.

For photographing a punk band, however, this isn’t such a handicap, as it just makes the images look a bit grungier and more fitting.

Below are a few photos – the rest can be found in my Flickr and Facebook pages


The Band

Lizzie the drummer

When someone with big hair stands in front...

A wide variety of audience members

As always, feel free to click on any of the images for a larger version

The full set on Facebook
The full set on Flickr
Cash From Chaos website


Pat said...

What - I wonder - is the small boy in the blue t-shirt thinking?

hope said...

And as a short person I thought people with HATS were hard to sit behind. :) Entertaining as usual.

@Pat, I think it's somewhere between "Does that wash off?" and "Wonder if Mom will let me have some tattoos?"

Guyana-Gyal said...

Yes, that little boy in the blue t-shirt has caught my attention. Check out his haircut too!

This is a world so completely alien to any I've experienced. I can't think of anywhere in the Caribbean...

Anonymous said...

Tame looking bunch...looks fun.

Sandy's witterings said...

The small boy in the blue tee shirt is thinking, "Grief! I gave up a Bach organ recital for this."

angryparsnip said...

Great photos and I laughed @Sandy's witterings. Too perfect !

cheers, parsnip

Carole said...

Great picture. You captured the variety of the audience perfectly.

Now I think the little guy in the blue t-shirt is thinking, "I don't care how great the music is, I'm not going anywhere with dad again. So humiliating."

hope said...

Gee Kim, for your entertainment you could post a photo a week and let us caption it. :)

Mary Witzl said...

Kim, that last one with the kids in it is priceless! And those are some serious tattoos. With tattoos like that, you could practically do without clothes. Though maybe not in Scotland.

Kim Ayres said...

Thank you Pat, Hope, Guyana-Gyal, Allen, Sandy, Parsnip, Carole and Mary for taking the time to comment :)

As practically all the comments are about the wee boy in the blue t-shirt, perhaps I should mention that he is, in fact, Skid's son, and was there with his friend (in the red t-shirt) and his mum (in black jacket, immediately behind him).

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