Live music photography is an exhilarating and immersive experience. You usually only photograph the first three songs, but being in the photographer’s pit is fantastic. You are close to the band and can take amazing pictures of their energetic performance. Sometimes, you also get to go on stage and experience the performance!
My first gig was Babyshambles, and when he turned up, Pete Doherty kicked a pint of beer into the audience. It went stright through the photographers! All parts of the job. :) I photographed Sia before she was famous when singing with Zero 7; her voice was incredible! I photographed Desmond Dekker, a Jamaican ska legend, in his final concert when he was 64.
Straight from the photographers’ pit, live music photography from concerts and festivals in the UK and around Asia.