The stern mantra drummed into every photographer entering pit-work for most major gigs & festivls and in some situations the sum total of the conversation between the venue's security guards and the technologically laden down photographer.
It's an understandable requirement albeit frustrating, but it is what gets the adrenalin flowing and keeps the photographer on their toes! Thankfully not all venues, situations insist upon it.
We are the ones that help provide you, in our humble role, with the visceral thrill when you open a magazine and see your favourite performer looking back out at you. We are the unseen - searching for that imperative moment of that performance for the pride of seeing our contribution in the public arena - and to be honest, we wouldnt have it any other way!
Three Songs, No Flash! .......is your pass to up close and personal photography featuring Billy Idol, Razorlight, Mika, Skye, Billy Bragg, Supergrass, Beth Rowley, Foy Vance, Van Morrison, Reverend & The Makers, Janeane Garofalo, Tawiah, Psychedelic Furs, Amy Winehouse, Lily Allen, Karl Morgan, The Bravery, Audioslave, Babyshambles, Skin, The Go Team, Duffy, New Order, Paolo Nutino, Skin, Tom Baxter, Corinne Bailey Rae, Morrissey, Riz MC, Alabama 3, The Answer, Rufus Wainwright, Garbage, Towers of London, Cate le Bon, The Cribs, Black Eyed Peas, James Blunt, Keane, The Divine Comedy, The Storys, Bailey Tzuke, Goldie' Lookin Chain, MGMT, The Futureheads, My Chemical Romance, Kasabian, The Subways, The Others, Queen Adreena, INME, People In Planes, The Dresden Dolls, Bowling For Soup, The New York Dolls, The Ting Tings, REM, Patricia Vonne, Scouting For Girls, Jack Savoretti & Flypside
James Sellar - March 24th 2008
Digital Pyrotechnics was started in 2004 by James Sellar, and recently doubled its ranks with Katie Ray joining the company as a fellow photographer & editor.
Mad Dogs & Blinding Bands Under a Texan Sun Published April 16, 2008