05.22.16 The 1975

I headed down to Columbus for Wolf Alice. I was working their show so my pass and everything was through them.

I was planning on getting into the pit for The 1975, but there were 12+ other photographers already stationed in front of the speakers.

So, I stayed around the venue trying to find some new angles.

It was weird not shooting in the pit, it was something new for sure. I wasn’t used to having to deal with people in front of me moving. I’ve never been one of those people who go yell at you for using your phone during concerts. I think it’s nice to have that recorded memory for the rest of your life, all that nonsense.

But, when there are 50+ people in front of me and they all have their phones out, it gets annoying. It messed with my auto focus and just generally got in the way.

I’m 5’4, I’m not made for being in the regular pit with my telephoto zoom lens. I don’t want to accidentally hit someone in the face with those lens (or accidentally break their nose, which has happened before).

Anyways, here are some photos from the great The 1975.

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Usually after the 3 songs are up in the photo pit, photographers will move around the venue and find other places to shoot.

For some reason, no photographer was allowed to.

I found a group of four other photographers and we managed to sneak a few more shots in the back. Sorry @ Express Live and The 1975 tour manager, this setup was just too pretty to not document.

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I thought that the band just has some amazing lights guy that does their show, but it turns out [according to another photographer who’s shot some shows] that Matty himself programmed it.

This is, by far, the best lights show I have ever seen.

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The 1975’s current album has a pink and blue aesthetic, I made sure to add some highlights and lowlights to bump up the color more.

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What beautiful humans, wow.

Kryptonite’s review + more photos will be up soon.

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