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I've been fortunate that I have had the opportunity to work as a cinematographer and photographer on some of the world's largest stages - taking photos of musicians as they perform. Here are a few of my favorite photos.
I actually almost always have music on while I'm working. So it just sort of works. I think it actually gets me more into a groove... feeling the energy of the band(s) and I don't know... The timing just works out. One thing I have learned. I can see how these performers get addicted to being on stage. I shot LA Rising two years ago - Muse, Lauryn Hill, and Rage Against the Machine's reunion. 50,000 people in that crowd. And all of them screaming "I love you" and calling the band's names. You could feel the energy. I can see where it'd be like a drug. It was a real "ah-ha!" moment for me.
These are awesome shots!! Once upon a time I wanted to be a concert photographer but I realized I could never focus on taking pictures, I'd be too into the music! You really captured the energy of these shows!!
Most of these were shot with a Canon 5D MK2 - using aspherical Nikkor cinema lenses (manual aperture and focus). I'm a cinematographer - I shoot more film/video than photos. So my cameras are all set up as DSLR HD video rigs. I do have a Nikon D3X as a backup for stills.
@JonPatrickHyde @TechAtHeart Woahh, you shot Muse?? I'm jealous, too! Well, you did a great job to capture that passion you're talking about them feeling from the audience in your photos!
@JonPatrickHyde wow that is so amazing...I know what you mean. Thank you so much for sharing these pics! Also I love Muse, I'm so jealous!
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