• James Clive Richards

Orville Peck🤠: 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 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 photograph Orville, I was ecstatic but at the same time overcome with a blind panic!! As the trip to Leeds, UK was originally for leisure, I hadn't brought any camera equipment. I had to think and find an alternative. Ultimately, purchasing a 35mm Kodak film, 200 ISO, built in-flash, disposable camera from Max Spielmann on the high street. Orville loved how simple and minimalistic the shoot was and laughed as he referenced his own last minute change that same morning to his venue:

"You did great!! Thinking on your feet with only a couple of hours warning, 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

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

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