Roger Waters, Time Warner Cable Arena, 7/10/2012
As most of you know, I attend a LOT of concerts. A few dozen times a year I’m privileged to be hired to photograph them, but sometimes I take it upon myself. This was my third time seeing a Roger Waters show so I knew he had a very liberal camera policy. At his concerts, as long as you don’t have a monopod attached, you can take any camera in. I decided to look as inconspicuous as possible, so I took off the battery grip off of the camera in order to minimize the size of it and held it in my hand. I placed my 8 inch long, nearly 4 pound lens in a bag and slung it over my shoulder and tucked it behind my arm. I was stopped by security on the way to the entrance and after seeing the lens the lady asked,”Are they gonna let you take that thing in?” I told her that I hoped so and a few minutes later I was sitting 80 feet from the stage with a 70-200mm lens! The security guard that was posted just a few feet from my seat gave me the once over and then went back to guarding. I was in! Our stage side seats weren’t the best for photography but we were really close. I was basically perpendicular to Roger so I had to time my shots in order to get any of his face. Here are a few of my favorites.