Alex Turner at Mercury Lounge, November 15, 2005. This was Arctic Monkey’s first show in the US. They came to sound check straight from the airport and were all a bit shell shocked when I met them. It was a great show. They were supposed to play two nights at Mercury but got bumped up to Bowery Ballroom the next night. Their manager told them that Bowie was coming the next night and they were just like “Holy shit!”
these shots are from the press shoot for Room On Fire, 2003 I think. I love them because they are two views of the exact same moment. I set up the camera on a tripod and gave Nick the remote control while I stepped off to the side to shoot The Strokes shooting themselves. When I shoot them they just stand there and look cool but when they shoot themselves they start to ham it up and jump around!