August 12, 2008 – Filter frontman Richard Patrick brought the sonic napalm, his signature high range, and a pair of primed lungs to the stage in the band's high-energy performance at Pop's.
A full 13-years after their debut Short Bus debuted, Patrick returned to the spotlights with an entirely new band, delivering old hits like “Take A Picture” and “Jurassitol.”
The undisputed favorite of the night, however, was Patrick's breakout hit, “Hey Man, Nice Shot,” which had the pit rocking like it was 1995.
Since Richard Patrick is the co-founder, frontman, and only original member of Filter in its current incarnation, I chose to focus my attention primarily on him for this set.
While the other band members provided no shortage of great shots themselves, Patrick's veteran rock star magnetism won out. Between his big delivery on vocals and all the epic poses a photographer could ask for, the singer was a thoroughly engaging subject throughout the set.
Due to lighting comprised mostly of deep color washes, I tackled this set with the help of a little help from Nikon's “Creative Lighting System” of wireless flashes. I shot with a Nikon SB-800 on-camera acting as the commander to an SB-600 positioned on the stage.