Behind the Shot: RIPT

Tommy Leu | 13 June 2016 | Behind the Shots | 0 Comments   

Behind the Shot: RIPT… July 2011 >>

This is your brain on rock and roll… As a long-time musician myself, I really enjoy and have shot many, many live concerts (big and small) of artists and groups I dig. For me, one of the biggest challenges of concert photography (and there are many), is getting unique shots from unique perspectives. This is often very hard to do with limited amounts of time, space, and access at times, especially when shooting the bigger, national acts. The guys in RIPT from my hometown of Rockford, IL reunited for a benefit show in 2011, and I was able to roam. I’ve been a fan of these guys since the 80’s, and not only are they a great band, but they’re a great bunch of guys as well personally. This shot is one of my favorites of them because of the energy and enthusiasm I see and feel from both audience AND band. It’s real, trust me…


RIPT: Photo by Tom Leu

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