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Forums » Live » Peter Gabriel: Boston, MA (TD GArden) 9.24.2012 Photos
slyke252 October 2012 at 7:11pmPosts: 2 (0 today)Status: offline
I was very fortunate to be able to photograph Peter Gabriel at his recent Boston show last week. It was quite the amazing show and experience, and I would like to share my photos with you.
oldman2 October 2012 at 7:25pmPosts: 7 (0 today)Status: offline
Great images Chris !!!! I too was able to see the show, it was an amazing performance.
oldman3 October 2012 at 9:07pmPosts: 7 (0 today)Status: offline
All the pictures I,ve been seeing have been awesome. The encore audio series for the different cities I,m sure will be great. Would it be possible to offer quality DVD,s for the different stops on the tour?? I did notice cameras set up when I went to the show in Boston. I would be nice to see my show on a dvd player. Just a thought.
BooGyrl134 October 2012 at 12:30amPosts: 7 (0 today)Status: offline
I was at the Boston show too.. What an EPIC show!! Thanks for the pics .
BooGyrl134 October 2012 at 12:33amPosts: 7 (0 today)Status: offline
AWESOME shots too!!
I'm an ameteur photgrapher.. I do a lot of local bands and club work. I can totally appreciate these beautiful shots. Boy.., would I have loved to have had your job that night... ** sigh ... **
slyke254 October 2012 at 7:41pmPosts: 2 (0 today)Status: offline
Thank you. I'm glad you liked them.
Shooting this show was an amazing experience. To say I am a fan of Peter Gabriel is an understatement, and his music has served as an inspiration for me ever since I began listening to music.
I was approved to shoot the first three songs from the pit, but was a bit bummed when I saw that he's been sitting at the piano for the first four songs of this tour. When I got there, they made a last minute change and said we would be shooting songs 7, 8, and 9 (The Family and the Fishing Net, No Self Control, and Solsbury Hill). It would mean that I would miss seeing the first six songs and would wait behind the scenes to be escorted to the pit right before song seven.
When Solsbury Hill kicked in, it was somewhat of an emotional moment for me. I started my Boston music blog four years ago, covering upcoming bands at small clubs with my little point and shoot camera. I few years ago, I decided to purchase a DSLR camera. The small clubs soon turned to theaters, and I was now getting approved to shoot bigger names. I had shot bands at most every venue in the Boston area except the Garden.
So there I was, a few mere feet from Peter, taking photos. I was all smiles and it felt like a dream. I am a self-taught photographer and do my blog 100% by myself in my free time (I have a 9-5) because I love music. It was a proud moment for me.
I'd like to thank Peter and his publicist for giving me an opportunity and experience I will never forget. Concert photography can be very challenging because you only have a few songs to shoot, can't use a flash, the artists move around, and the lighting can be dark or change quickly.
I hope everyone is happy with the results.
Excellent pictures, Chris! Glad you were granted such an opportunity.
Pat Parker5 October 2012 at 4:38amPosts: 2683 (0 today)Status: offline
Your photos are beautiful and you do an amazing job with it -- good for you! I'm also glad to hear that they weren't sticking to the first 3 songs rule because as you've said, the first three songs don't find him anywhere but sitting at the piano (not that that's not a great shot , but it's more exciting to have him and everyone moving about.
Thanks for sharing your photos and your story with us!
Sammy The Slug5 October 2012 at 9:03amPosts: 1040 (0 today)Status: offline
Great pictures Chris, very well done. You can share them with us if you want at: