Taking photographs of people
I photograph a number of major music events in Jersey. I’ve taken photos of major acts on the stage and the crowd from the stage.
When I first started one in 1,000 photos would come out useable, now the majority do. I have a lot to learn still but after more than a decade I’m starting to get there.
My camera is normally trained on the bands – but sometimes the interesting picture is in the other direction.
As I work for the BBC the photo is the one that looks the best regardless of whether it is worth any money and sometimes that is of a fan holding a camera up or a sign declaring their love for the star.
I remember one photo of an Oasis fan with streams of tears down their face as Noel Gallagher takes to the stage in Trinity.
Being in the pit is a good place to be, you are very close the action and you get shots of the stage up close and personal – but sometimes there really isn’t much to see on stage.
How many photos do you need of a man holding a guitar singing into a microphone?
That’s why I turn to the crowd, to tell the tale through the reaction.
A few of the photos in this post were taken at Jersey Live, others were at the Sure Big Gig in the Park.