Live Concert Photography: Blonde Maze
Cameo Art Gallery
August 21, 2015
Just a few weeks ago, I was rushing around a bit to make a quick stop at Citibank for some cash and catch a set at Cameo Art Gallery in Williamsburg but it was kind of a very off night for me. Not only was I running a little late, I decided to stop at a Citibank at Court Square in Long Island City, to discover that the ATMs were down for periodic maintenance, and when I finally caught the B62 it was not only running ridiculously behind, the bus got caught in so much traffic that by the time I got to Cameo, I had missed about 3/4s of the set I was there for in the first place — Amanda Steckler’s electronic music project, Blonde Maze, who I had written about earlier this year. So as you can imagine, I was a little pissed; however, I was able to catch Steckler perform a couple of songs from her debut effort Oceans — namely the EP’s first single “Summer Rain,” which like the rest of the EP’s material primarily focuses on the pain, excitement and longing that comes with being an ocean away from someone – or something dear to you. And as a result, the single has a spectral and bracing feel, as it simultaneously evokes the sensation of being haunted by the presence of a distant loved one that maybe you can’t possibly have because of that distance — and of diving into a cold pool on a sweltering, summer day.
I did manage to take a few photos of the set, check them out below.
(Photo Caption: Blonde Maze performing at Cameo Art Gallery in Williamsburg, last month)
For these photos and a few more, check out the Flickr set here: