• James Clive Richards

Orville PeckšŸ¤ : Pony Tour 2019.

On Thursday the 24th October 2019, I was in Leeds, UK when a friend in the gig promotion industry contacted me through Instagram, inviting me to meet and photograph Canadian born country music Ā singer and songwriter Orville Peck backstage before his concert!! I met Orville backstage at the Leeds Irish Centre, UK. The venue was a last minute alternative as the original concert venue was having unforeseen technical difficulties.

When I found out I had the opportunity to meet and shoot Orville, I was ecstatic but at the same time overcome with a blind panic!! As the trip to Leeds, UK was originally for leisure and therefore I hadn't brought any camera equipment. I needed to think and find an alternative and quickly. Ultimately, purchasing a 35mm Kodak film, built in-flash, 200 ISO, disposable camera from Max Spielmann on the high street. Orville loved how simple and minimalistic the shoot was and empathised, referencing and laughing at his own last minute venue change that same morning-

"You did great. Thinking on your feet with only a couple of hours warning like that, coming up with a solution to make the situation work. I know how it feels for things to change and require a last minute miracle, trust me. *laughs*" - Orville Peck in conversation backstage, October 24th, 2019.Ā 

Orville Peck: Pony Tour (Leeds, 24th October 2019), James RichardsĀ©, 2019

Orville Peck Website - www.orvillepeck.com

Orville Peck Twitter - @orvillepeck

Orville Peck Instagram - @orvillepeck