Concerts Festivals Merriweather Post Pavilion

2009 Rock The Bells w/ Nas, The Roots & Talib Kweli

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For the second straight year I had the opportunity to shoot the biggest hip-hop tour of the year,Β Rock The Bells, featuring artists like Nas, The Roots, Busta Rhymes, Big Boi from OutKast, RZA & Raekwon from the Wu-Tang Clan and many more. And for the second straight year, the lighting for the show was absolutely horrible. I’m not sure why the lighting people inisisted that the artists play in the dark (especially in the middle of the day) but they certainly weren’t doing us photographers any favors.

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The shots you see here are processed much more than normal (at least for my general workflow) but I think they still work.Β Click here for the photos that ran on washingtonpost.com along with Sarah Godfrey’s review.

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