PxP AllStars at SXSW
In addition to creating a purely electric atmosphere, each and every single musician and backstage person I came in contact with was more than happy to help, … and with a big smile on their face. Truly, a great group of people to work with.
And I’m fairly certain that these good vibes come through in the images. I always like to make sure that the performing musicians know/see me before the show so that there’s already that established, “Oh yeah, this guy is one of us,” relationships. Even if it’s just a nod and a smile, there’s a recognition there. Therefor, when Patrice puts his foot up on a speaker, I have no problems what so ever walking right up to the end of the stage and getting that super close shot.
All in all, and absolutely great concert to shoot, and … remember kids, don’t forget your earplugs. Reggae in particular, e.g. booooooooming bass can do a number on your inner ear. #safetyfirst
Oh, and don’t take my word for it … here’s Arte Concert’s video stream of the show. You might even catch a few cameos of your’s truly. (The guy with the funky hat) 😉