Gig Review – Elton John, Wembley Arena, 21 September 2012

Getting to shoot Elton John is a rarity and access is getting harder. Tonight was different. We had one song but it was 13 minutes long and because there were too many of us we were split in to two groups. Half a song doesn’t sound much but it was plenty.

I deliberately went in the second group which turned out to be the right move. I got some really wide shots like this one but also close up ones when he looked round directly at the line up of cameras. It was a bit of a bunfight but I knew in advance exactly what types of shots I wanted having shot him before which meant I could avoid most of the flying elbows (who let tabloid snappers into a gig!?) and do my own thing.