Here is the full set of pictures I took of the Snotty Nose Rez Kids September 2, 2017 performance.
You can see them as a slideshow here:
Or as a gallery here:
Yung Trybez (Quinton Nyce) and Young D (Darren Metz) are the Snotty Nose Rez Kids, a Haisla hip-hop group. I had seen them perform three times and realized I didn’t have any pictures of them, I figured I should probably do something about that.
I found out they were performing in Kitamaat Village on September 2, 2017, so I thought that would be a good time to shoot. The thing is, I’m a landscape photographer, I don’t really take pictures of people. There’s that, plus the fact that I’m still learning how to use my camera. This would be an interesting challenge so I decided to give it a try.
They started with a workshop on self-empowerment through writing and hip-hop for Haisla youth. Here you can see one of the groups of children singing lyrics that they wrote themselves to a beat that was playing in the background:
After the workshop, SNRK put on a performance for the public:
A few songs in, a little fan decided to go up and get a high five from Young D:
From the start of the show, I stayed in the bleachers, but then I decided to get up and move around to get shots from different angles. I moved to the right of the stage and got this shot of Yung Trybez:
Here’s an interesting picture that I got of Young D from the same spot:
After a while, I moved to centre stage behind the crowd, here’s one example of what I saw there:
From there, I relocated to the left side of the stage, here’s one of the shots I took from that vantage point:
Here’s some fans taking in the action:
While I was shooting, I was standing to take some shots, then kneeling for others. I was trying different stances to get a variety of angles. All-in-all, it was a great show. What made it even better was the fact that it took place in Kitamaat Village, where these inspirational MCs are from:
At the end of the night, I went home and started sorting through my pictures. I wasn’t sure how many shots I had taken but when I did a final count it was over 900. I had my camera on burst mode for most the night, meaning it takes pictures continuously as you hold the shutter button down.
Not all of them turned out but yeah, I’d say I made up for not taking any pictures before. This was a learning experience and I hope to take more pictures like this in the future.
Here’s some more of my favorite shots from that night: