I have nothing to say, Here be pictures - Linkin Park @ Sonisphere 2009 Linkin Park is an American rock band from Agoura Hills, California, formed in 1996. Since their formation, the band has sold more than 50 million albums and won two Grammy Awards. It achieved mainstream success with its debut album, Hybrid Theory, which was certified Diamond by the RIAA in 2005. Its following studio album, Meteora, continued the band's success, topping the Billboard 200’s album charts in 2003, and was followed by extensive touring and charity work around the world. In 2003, MTV2 named Linkin Park the sixth greatest band of the music video era and the third best of the new millennium behind Oasis and Coldplay.
Having adapted the nu metal and rap rock genres to a radio-friendly yet densely-layered style in Hybrid Theory and Meteora, the band explored other genres in their next studio album, Minutes to Midnight. The album topped the Billboard charts and had the third best debut week of any album that year. They have also collaborated with several other artists, most notably with rapper Jay-Z in their mashup album Collision Course, and many others on Reanimation.
Actually, you know what, I do have a few things to say... I emailed a woman who I'm a bit scared of today... I'm after Pearl Jam accreditation for any / either of the London shows, I'm a fan and a photographer and I have a commission for a UK based magazine OR I can shoot for press - you choose... I've had a reply, just one, it said "We're full, but Sue will sort you out" I'm not sure what that means, but I hope it's painless... I've been a fan since they became Pearl jam, and indipendantly I've been a fan of individuals since before hand... Anyway, we'll see...
I was offered a photography pass for V Festival and have kindly declined - I need to spend some time working on my magazine relatioships and working out how to "get to market" I know I won't be able to photograph "Killers" and I am not interested in photographing Oasis... (Unless their security manager apologises for being a complete twat in Spain)
Turned out that the 100-400 was the perfect length for the big festival stages, so I'm happy with that. The Canon L 100-400 is a great lens, really beautiful light rendering... The color it creates is stunning.
I'm starting work on a photography book, High level ramblings at this stage, something to do with music photography, how to get into it, what it's like, experiences and so on... So - that's another reason why I'm spending a bit more time writing and a little less time filling my hard drive with photos (Though, I have a few gigs booked)
A mate of mine (Who shall remain nameless) had a porn shoot last night... 100 images, £400 - Why can't I get £50 for 100 of my music images?!...