May/June 2023

FromThePit 2023: Bevan Triebels

FromThePit 2023: Bevan Triebels

Celebrating five years of local music photography exhibition FromThePit, an exceptional collection of iconic contemporary live snaps was chosen to be on digital display across publicly accessible screens of Aotearoa in May 2023, including a placement in the Parliament visitor centre at the Beehive. This is Ōtautahi photographer Bevan Triebels, who submitted a photo of fellow Cantabrian artist Emma Dilemma.

emma dilemma, fromthepit bevan triebels

What’s your name, where are you from and how did you get into photography?

Bevan Triebels – Christchurch – I got into photography about 10 years ago when I got myself a DSLR camera for a holiday, and when I arrived back in Christchurch I found that I enjoyed taking images. A couple of friends who are very good photographers said I had a bit of an eye for it, so I took their advice and became a full-time photographer.

What’s your philosophy around taking photos?

I’m wanting to capture a moment in time, showing the essence of a live performance. I am looking to always learn, improve, gain new skills and become proficient at capturing imagery.

Which Kiwi act do you enjoy taking photos of most and why?

That is a hard question as there are so many outstanding musicians in NZ, so many that I enjoy making images with so I can’t pick one.

If you could pick one camera, one lens and one flash, which ones would you pick, and why?

I don’t use a flash for music photography so I won’t pick one of those. A camera, well I guess what I use now. as I know how to use them which is a Canon R6 and a Canon 24-70.