I’ve shot a lot of Steel Panther shows over the years and while they might be about as politically correct as Donald Trump, they are an amazing live act to watch and photograph. I shot the standard first three songs in the pit which was great, but I was then able to loiter in the crowd and make my way to the back of the Academy to get some wide shots. For once, no-one seemed to care – usually you get turfed out the moment the first three songs are finished.
I knew what I was after, and having shot some nice wide shots from the back with the crowd and the whole stage in, I wanted something a little different. It can be fun to shoot like this, taking the view of a camera phone and once I found the right angle, this shot worked really well for me. Maybe more of a statement about the times we are in where every other person in the crowd is filming half the show than about the artists themselves, but I got my shot at least.