The guys from Project 54 asked me if I was willing to go and photograph them for a whole concert with all stage access. It was not in me to decline such a nice offer, …. I did this once or twice before for other bands and I must say it’s a change to no be restricted to the pit and have more than 3 songs to photograph a performance. I do however still try no to be too intrusive, for the band and for the spectators. They didn’t pay to see a photographer running around on stage.
Technically: The guys asked for the lighting technician not to use red spots too much. It’s a dream come true .. they used them once or twice during the whole gig. The light was varried and quite ok, yellows, greens, magentas, blues you name it. I used the 1D only and switched lenses. I used the 14mm Fisheye, 28-75 mm, 70-200 mm, 50 mm and 85 mm. Give the luxury of time I wanted to test my two fixed focal lenses. I was quite impressed, although they remove a lot of needed mobility in the pit. I don’t think I would use them in a really crowded pit.
The rest of the pictures below in the slideshow or here: