Dunedin shooter Mike McQueen raises an interesting question about the shot in my last post - why the bed? Well, it was simply there in the room, and I really wanted the band to be sitting in that window light. The casual, improvised feel also fits the band, but I also had a small technical motivation.
See John Dodd and Mike Moroney in the rear? Being back there and smaller in relation to Hyram and Marcus in front, they needed all the help I could give them to be present in shot. John on the left is nearer the light, his jacket and face provide plenty of contrast that draws your eye. Mike's further from the light source, so it's softer on him. The lit side is fine, but the unlit portion of his head and the low textures in his dark clothing would have blended into the background of the wall without the bed head providing a contrasting background.
Not exactly pioneer furniture to match the room, but it did the trick.