Born of Osiris for Revolver Magazine

August 25, 2014 | Editorial Photography







Born_Of_Osiris by Zack Arias










Born Of Osiris by Zack Arias 






Glad to see Rock and Roll is still alive and well. I’m so tired of contracts, forms, handlers, and lack of access to balls out bands like Born of Osiris. I’m also happy to report that every single person from the band to the crew were some of the nicest and most genuine people I’ve worked with in an all access situation like this. They trusted me and set me loose without any restrictions. That’s how Rock and Roll is supposed to be. My night with Born of Osiris was a night to remember. 

Shot with a Fuji X-Pro1 and a 14mm lens with a handheld LumoPro LP180 flash. 

Shot for Revolver Magazine.



  • Mark A. Kathurima said on August 25, 2014

    Zack, great work as usual!

    Is the X-Pro1 really *that* good? I haven’t had opportunity to try it out quite yet but I am interested…

  • Zack said on August 25, 2014

    @Mark – The X-Pro1 is a good or as bad as you want it to be. :) Many think it can’t deal with fast moving subjects in low light… Well, maybe it isn’t a Nikon D4 but it does a fine damn job if you learn how to use it. :)

    Even though I have the new XT-1… I still love my X-Pro1.


  • HuubK said on August 25, 2014

    Nice work!

    I’ve been think of switching to Fuji completely for the last couple of months. I already have a x100s for my street photography and love it to dead. But i’m still in doubt if i should get rid of my Nikon set and really buy into the Fuji X-system because I can’t find anyone who has experience with them for serious concert photography.
    Do you have any ideas on that?

  • Zack said on August 25, 2014

    @HuubK – Rent one for your next show and see what you think about it. That’s the easiest thing to do.


  • Karen Mandall said on August 25, 2014

    I have been thinking about picking up a mirrorless to keep with me daily. I don’t carry around my big lenses on a daily basis but often wish I had something better than the iPhone with me. If I could use it instead of the big gear for small club shows even better! XPro1 or XT1?
    I enjoy your work Zack!

  • Zack said on August 25, 2014

    The XT-1 is a great camera. Better than the X-Pro in most areas but I still love the X-Pro. X-T is faster in AF and other operations though.


  • Dan said on August 25, 2014

    Hi Zack, thanks for sharing these! I’m curious if you have a usual starting point for aperture and power setting when using a handheld flash for situations like these. Is it always the same, or are you really good at doing the math in your head?

  • Zack said on August 25, 2014

    @Dan – I find that I set an aperture and a small amount of flash and just work in that range of distance that feels comfortable. If I’m moving in close for something quickly then I make a quick aperture adjustment. It’s a little dance you learn to do that isn’t too hard.


  • Drew said on August 25, 2014

    Looks like a fun night! What are you using to trigger the LumoPro? Wein or Pocket Wizard?

  • Zack said on August 25, 2014

    @Drew – Pocket Wizard.


  • Karen Mandall said on August 26, 2014

    Ok, I rented an X-pro 1 with a 23mm 1.4 lens for the next couple of weeks. I have a couple of small club show situations, a trip to Zion National Park and a couple of street portraits to give it a try!

  • Zack said on August 28, 2014

    Good luck!


  • Andy said on August 31, 2014

    Great images and full of emotion and energy. Just what music photos should be like!

    I love the X-pro 1, I have had a few hands on moments with it at my local photography store…. I am tempted to make the purchase soon. It’s all been because of you!
    Amazing stuff!


  • kx0101 said on September 10, 2014

    Loving the shots you embedded yourself really well with the pack getting pretty natural actions. One question though: Shooting stages i usually find myself using a 70-200 2.8 a lot is there an option like that for the fuji or would you say the fuji is more for “close encounters” ?

  • Boban James said on October 1, 2014

    Interesting how most of the comments above relate to the gear used and not just the artistic merit of the photos. Cool work Zack, these are very immersive photos- does take me right into the experience of being at the show and hanging out with the band. I like the documentary slant to the photos. Who are the other music photographers that inspire you?

  • Adrian Morgan said on November 4, 2014

    It looks like most of the above images had the flash on, or near enough to, the camera – did you find much of an advantage in using the flash off camera? And were you shooting manual focus on the Xpro for these?

  • fotografo de boda en malaga said on November 23, 2014

    nice work, congratulations

  • Ethan Sigmon said on December 8, 2014

    Hey Zack,

    Awesome set! I’ve read a bit on your blog and it’s helped out a lot as I’m digging into the industry. As someone who’s been involved with the underground metal scene for a while, it’s awesome to see a band grow so big. Did this shoot for Revolver come about from your previous connects with the music industry? Was this in an issue of revolver or featured exclusively on the web?

    Thanks! Keep up the awesome work! I look forward to reading more from your blog in the future.

  • BRomain said on January 3, 2015

    Pretty cool report !
    Usually I’m working with a -terribly heavy- 1Dx in this kind of situation. The X-Pro1 looks like a nice option to gain more mobility.

    Looking forward to see more concerts on your blog ! Cheers,

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