Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Black and yellow

"Performing artist Wiz Khalifa sings "Young, Wild & Free" prior to the 137th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 19, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland."

What's the most popular thing in the world? Music. But if you know me, I've mentioned I am not much of a concert photographer.

Don't color me ugly, I think like any art, music is very inspiring. I think the artists are powerful role models and they are icons of the world. And let's not forget, I too enjoy music more than most other things.

Black and yellow. Yin and yang. With love comes hate. The act of a concert isn't exciting. Put me in front of the artist for a portrait or tell me to hang out with the performer for a day and I'm bubbly like a six-year-old girl. Yet getting two songs to hammer away on the shutter isn't much fun.

Maybe it's my lack of interest, but of recent, I really enjoy getting my less than five minutes in the pit or soundboard and leaving. I think that my desire to shoot very little and attempt to come away with something different than the rest of the pack keeps me inspired.

Of the last three concerts I've shot, including: Wiz Khalifa, Maroon 5, and Jay-Z and Kanye West, I think I've made less than 200 frames.

I wasn't going to post this image, but it kept popping up in my archive. I simply was inspired by the details of Wiz Khalifa.