This is my second attempt at photographing a live concert and i have realised that I have miles to go in this genre. The energy around you in a live concert is unmatched and i have found photographing under such an atmosphere to be quite addictive. This was made at the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival this year. Prem Joshua and Band had the crowd engrossed in their fusion music and it was a sheer joy to shoot with great music in the background. Hope to get more closer next year round:P
I wasn’t a great fan of concert photography till i read up an article on a book by Raghu Rai, one of the greatest photographers in India. That is when i came to understand the addiction behind photographing performing artists. Raghu Rai has done extensive work as far as shooting Indian classical music maestros goes. It has been compiled in the wonderful book India’s Great Masters. You can see the artist in their element in Rai’s work. Be it Pandit Ravi Shankar or the late Bhimsen Joshi or Kishori Amonkar. You realise the true significance of his quote where Rai says that it takes hours to capture an artist the way he or she should be, in their most intense moments.