/ Benjamin Torrey

/ Benjamin Torrey

 A Houseplant / Sophie Liu

A Houseplant / Sophie Liu

TWEEHOUSE #2: Red Sled Choir, A Houseplant, Hope Rainbow, and Anna O'Connell.

Many of the musicians I asked to play at Tweehouse were people I'd seen performing while I volunteering for Ithaca Underground. I had no idea how to book house shows, but IU artists are so sweet and approachable that it wasn't a scary process. I was surprised that almost no one ever turned us down—the few who did simply had schedule conflicts.

This felt like our first "real" show. We promoted it outside of our circle of friends, asked people to donate to the musicians, and started taking photo documentation.

I'd originally hoped all of our photos for Tweehouse would be taken by people who weren't used to DSLR photography (or photography in general), for two reasons:

  1. I thought our house would make the perfect, low stress space to get comfortable using a camera
  2. Most amateur photographers tend to take interesting, unexpected photos

Unfortunately, our house was absolutely a stressful place to be using a camera for the first time: it was an incredibly small space that was difficult to navigate once a crowd arrives. Few people were interested in being saddled with a camera all night. As the shows went on, Krystal, myself, and a couple of other friends ended up shooting most often, while I edited everything afterwards.

For this show, we were lucky that our friend Sophie Liu was willing to shoot the entire night. Some of my favorite photos we've ever had taken at Tweehouse were from this night.

 / Sophie Liu

/ Sophie Liu

 Red Sled Choir / Sophie Liu

Red Sled Choir / Sophie Liu