Tales from the Pit
Uh, is he looking at me?
One of the weirdest encounters you will ever have in the photo pit is when you make eye contact with a band member through your camera. It’s weird because you think you’re being hidden by your camera… you’re not. In reality we are drawing more attention to ourselves by being in between the stage and the crowd with a huge black box permanently attached to our faces.
Trust me, it’s a weird feeling.
In the picture below Brain Dales of The Summer Set was the band member that this happened to with me, and I happened to capture it. I was taking a picture of Jess their drummer when Brain sits down right in front of me. After I got the picture, but before I could get out of the way I was being squished by the other photographer in the pit.