I have still not decided one way or the other about the use of projected photos during my solo performances in November and December. It would distract from the guitar performance, but that is not necessarily bad. Some people come to watch me play guitar, but others just want to experience the music, meaning the guitar-playing itself is not as important. For those folks the photos would be very interesting. And – by November I should have hundreds or thousands of photos from my Tibet travel I could add… although, the Tibet experience will most likely inspire a whole new CD and tour.
PS: I will certainly try using the photos. I have been experimenting with photos selected at random by the laptop – from a list of about 500 photos I picked from the 10,000 pics on my computer – and that works great, I think. The brain immediately creates its own story using the music and visuals, and every performance will be different as the computer will select different photos in a different order every night.