I went along to catch Haim for GoldenPlec. This is the second time I’ve shot them live and this time restrictions were put in place to shoot from the sides of the venue only, when the last time it was a pit shoot as normal.
First up was support from Maggie Rogers who was in constant movement, dancing and flicking her hair around the stage. When you could get a look at her face she rarely had the microphone lowered, leaving her face obscured for most of the first three songs. The lighting was great and I loved how animated she was. There was some great moments to capture, but also many moments that would have looked amazing, but ruined by some motion blur due to Maggie’s constant movement.
The restricted vantage points for shooting Haim proved to be annoying. It’s very cramped at the sides and corners where seven photographers were allowed to be, a lot of tall people in the crowd, people coming and going from the bar meant you could never fully settle for taking shots. I mixed it up by taking the lesser chosen side first for one song, then running to the more popular side. I think I preferred the first side’s results, when I was shooting from the right side of the stage.
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