Sunday, October 10, 2010

Alice in Chains

Once again, getting to appreciate shooting in the Coliseum. At Alice in Chains the barrier was so far back, it made the pit feel like a bike lane or something. So much room to move, even though there was only 4 of us. Isn't that the way though? When there's 10 photogs in the pit, it's like 4ft wide. This was a good show, killer music of course, but it just wasn't the same without Layne. It was good, however, to hear the familiar rip and tear of a classic grunge band live again, shot me straight back to '94.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Arcade Fire

Just a quick post about shooting the Arcade Fire show the other night... Used to hate shooting in the Coliseum, the light is always a challenge. But for concerts, it isn't bad. Stage lighting is usually adequate, albeit less than spectacular sometimes. For Arcade Fire it was nearly perfect. Rich, juicy colors spotting the leading performers, and the occasional full wash when they were all on mic. And you can't beat a well light up crowd shot!