TRASH TALK at DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL 2011: shot for Rock Sound
I’m off to Download Festival once more tomorrow - again shooting for Rock Sound. Looks like being very wet, very windy, very muddy and quite a challenge - especially as I’m shooting the main stage, so will be exposed to the elements for every band. But, as a photographer and rock music fan, the fact that I will get to take photos of Black Sabbath, Metallica, Soundgarden and the like is pretty bloody exciting. Stupidly so, actually.
I’m not sure that huge photo/safety pit for the main stage will yield anything like this up-close shot from one of the tents last year though. It’s Lee Spielman from Trash Talk passing some Handy Andies to a girl on the front row who’d been damaged by his relentless interaction with his crowd. If you’ve ever seen the insanity of a Trash Talk gig, you’ll know what I mean. Nice to see he cares though.
Okay… Download 2012. Waterproofs, boots, camera rainsleeves and indeed Handy Andies packed. Wish. Me. Luck.