The Shins. Austin City Limits, March 18, 2012

This is James Mercer of the Shins. Actually, The Shins is him and whoever he’s playing with. He’s the heart and soul of it. A great craftsman of catchy songs, like, A Simple Song. Actually, I wanted to post this so I could briefly talk about backlighting. Photographers, do it when you can for more interesting results. In performance photography, put the very bright light completely behind the subject’s head… Not always, of course, but when you can…if you can get close enough.