Behind the Shot: Lajon Witherspoon of Sevendust

Tommy Leu | 08 April 2016 | Behind the Shots | 0 Comments   

Behind the Shot: Lajon Witherspoon of Sevendust… July 2012 >>

I nearly got into a fight with Sevendust’s road manager at this show. I’m roaming around the grounds at this outdoor festival getting different shots from different spots around the stage (after the 3 song maximum from the pit which I promply and professionally vacated per protocol, as usual). I’m using my 70-200mm 2.8L lens on my Canon 5DII minding my own business, and enjoying the show while getting some extra unobstrusive shots from the perimeters . I was always far enough away to be out of the way of concert-goers (again, as usual). Typically, there isn’t any harm in getting a few long shots from various vantage points… no big deal. Apparently not on this night, and apparently not according to some little prick with a Napoleon complex who came over no fewer than three times to tell me to stop shooting and leave. I’m blocking no one, bothering no one, and again, bolted out of the pit after 3 songs on cue, and this is how I get treated? Who knew that concert photography could be such a dangerous undertaking?


Lajon Witherspoon: Photo by Tom Leu

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