Visual Stories from The Stage
I am delighted that you are considering my services for your band performance or festival. Photographing for bands or festivals is something which I have become quite notable for over the years. I am lucky enough to have been the band photographer of choice for some of South Africa’s biggest artists, as well as a couple of recognisable international acts.
Let’s have a closer look at what a band or festival shoot will entail. With band photography, numerous factors should be considered. These can include elements such as the setting, the type of crowd, the music genre, as well as what time of day the event is. Other facets such as how the stage and performers are stationed and whether I am allowed on stage and backstage also play a vital role. The thing about festivals and shows is that you need to capture the essence of the crowd and the emotion of the artist. As the performer or organiser, I would appreciate if you assist in making the whole backstage and stage team aware of my presence.
As a professional photographer, it’s important to be able to take on the challenge of light. And, as we all know, a concert or festival environment poses one of the biggest lighting contests. From flashing lights to erratic neon shades, these events have it all. As your band photographer, it is my responsibility to adapt to all of the challenges. My aim will be simple: capture awesome images.