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You are quite connected with the music scene, based on your photos. What are the challenges specific to concert photography?
I haven’t actually been involved in concert photography now in a while. But it is a genre of photography that I enjoy a lot. Concert photography is quite different from all other genres, since you never really know what is going to happen. You can quite easily get great shots since the stage and lights look great. But it is really demanding to get “the great shot”, since you have no control over whether or not or when the artist will make an awesome move on stage that you will want to capture. But I guess that is one thing that makes it so interesting; it feels like something is happening, and obviously you will also be able to listen to great music while you work.
Heroes are all around us. Make no mistake about that, and Brandon Cawood has made it his mission to ferret out these unsung individuals who for the most part remain overlooked. No, they are not living double lives, hiding behind aliases as most fictional heroes have been portrayed. Quite the contrary, they are simple everyday characters who we take for granted.
It’s amazing what some amount of lighting can do. While the vast majority if shutterbugs will light a subject in a manner that is flattering, photographer Cara Phillips does just the opposite. Phillips chose to cast an ultraviolet light on her subjects’ faces and what happens is quite interesting.