Waarom we alleen de eerste drie nummers mogen fotograferen
Concertfotografie kan soms lastig zijn. Het licht zit niet goed, de security is lastig en je mag alleen tijdens de eerste nummers van het optreden fotograferen.
Paul Natkin, een concertfotograaf uit Chicago heeft voor dat laatste een plausibele uitleg:
“It started in the ’80’s with bands in New York, especially Springsteen. When a band played in New York, especially places like the Garden, they gave out tons of photo passes. At least half to paparazzi guys. Those people don’t know how to photograph, their only option is to put a flash on a camera. A lot of people didn’t even know how to change film, they knew they only had 36 shots. They were just doing it for the excitement of doing it.”
“Bruce would go up on stage, and there would be 50 photographers, all shooting flashes in his face. I don’t blame him, he walked off stage one night and said: “we have to do something about this.” Somebody said, why not just let them shoot the first fifteen minutes? Somebody figured out at a normal rock show, a song is about five minutes. Somebody said: “let’s just let them shoot the first three songs.” So it started with him and people in that era.”
Het is dus allemaal Springsteen zijn schuld.
Via In Studio On Location.