Soma Photo Gallery – Jurassic Shark + Guests 7/28/17

Soma San Diego in the heat of summer, something I’ll always remember with sweaty hugs and half melted chocolate bars; a red tinted atmosphere illuminating light headed kids, halfheartedly spread out across the floor. This is how the months before a new school year takes form, again and again, every week bringing a new flow of bodies and a new soundtrack to the night.

Friday, July 28th. Although Beach Goons, set as the headliner, had to pull out of the lineup, the energy that crashed through the concrete walls of Soma side stage didn’t falter for a moment. New voices took the stage in place of the much loved locals, and the show went on.

Read on to see the large photo gallery from the show, a huge thanks to every group photographed, you made it yet another memorable night. (Make sure to check them out, the Instagram’s of the bands are linked to their names.) Continue reading

A Foreign Film Project.

Over the last couple of months, I have documented my experiences, both in my visits back to San Diego and my life in Leeds, on a point and shoot 35mm film camera that I picked up in a thrift store (a highly recommended thing to do). Following are some of the images I’ve taken, plus some from my Polaroid, as a bit of comparison between the two worlds. Continue reading

TWIN PEAKS @ THE IRENIC – A Photo Gallery

On April 20th, the boys of Twin Peaks made a stop at the holy venue known as The Irenic, for the San Diego stop of their tour. Church by day and rock concert by night, The Irenic never seems to disappoint, whether the show be local or just another stop in the US. The latter was the case last Thursday, as Chicago natives, Twin Peaks, were welcomed by a surplus of crowd-surfers and sweaty concert connoisseurs. They headlined the show with Hinds, a lo-fi female group from Madrid. Although we were not able to take photos for the girl’s set, we did snag a photo pass for Twin Peaks. Read more to see the gallery! Continue reading

Ride Into The Sun – A Photo Essay

Photography & Passage by Billy McColl  

Here is a selection of some of my best, most recent work. The song, “Ride Into The Sun,” by The Velvet Underground, represents my pieces well. Although it was released as a demo, the song is one of my personal favorites, and is definitely worth a listen. It speaks of how unimportant you really are in a whole city of other people.

The message is from an individual’s point of view. My photos represent the story of each individual as if they were singing the song themselves. They wander the city on their daily commute, trying to live life as comfortably as possible in the city. Each one seeks an escape from the busy city, “the sun.” Continue reading