When I tell you about my day yesterday, you won’t believe me. One thing followed the next – it was crazy. You most likely already read about me taking part in the press walkthrough of the venue and the interview I held with John Giddens. Back in his office we had a little chat and I showed him that one Elton John picture I took, I love so much. He complimented me on it and asked me to send him the article about the press walkthrough once it’s online.
THE PHIL COLLINS CONCERT AT THE ERNST HAPPEL STADIUM
It was supposed to be a relaxed Sunday. I got ready and made plans with my plus one for the concert evening. Already on my way to the concert my phone rang and I had to go back home again. I had the great privilege to take pictures of Phil Collins himself! John even stood up for me to get an exclusive accreditation, because the rules for stadium concerts are especially strict. I still can’t believe that John Giddens gave me this chance. I am so grateful and will never forget this evening. Thank you!
IN PHIL COLLIN’S PHOTO PIT
When I entered the photo pit with my five photographer colleagues my nerves were gone. It was only me and my camera. Everything outside my lens disappeared into the background and the pictures were flying. Thanks to the fast SD Card it wasn’t hard to make several hundred pictures during just three songs. I had a different lens for each song. I started with portraits, continued with the prime lens and ended on my cute little zoom lens, which made it possible to capture the entire stage. It was a dream! A dream come true. And I enjoyed every second of it.
I love it in the photo pit. Nothing feels so exciting like capturing the Rockstars of our time and transport emotions through images.
Phil Collins – I’m not dead yet – The Show was packed with Hits! The audience consisted of people of every generation making it a family affair. My personal highlight was his song “In the Air tonight”.
AFTER THE CONCERT THE WORK ISN’T OVER
The moment the encore ended, I rushed home and immediately got behind my computer. Only three hours later, 70 pictures were finished and ready to be sent to John. My body was still full of adrenaline which made falling asleep nearly impossible. When I got up three hours later it all felt like a dream. But it wasn’t. And these pictures are the proof!