Through The Lens – 2017 in Review Edition

Opening these Year in Review series this time, is music photography. As you know, we have a lovely team of photographers who always contribute in helping us building memories of our favorite shows.  So we asked them to share with us their favorite photo taken for PLUG-IN this year, along with the story behind it. 

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THE MAINEParis, Sept 2017

I don’t think this is the best photo I have taken, but I really like this one.
I’ve been a fan of The Maine for a several years now, so when the band finally came back to my hometown tafter 4 years, I immediately jumped on the occasion of photographing the show. anyone who is familiar with the band knows how close they are to their fans both on and off stage and I think this shot represents the idea quite well. This is what I loved capturing during their set; this connection they establish with their fans, the happiness on everyone’s faces. That night, I fell in love again with The Maine and I can’t wait to photograph them again sometime in the future.

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LEWIS WATSONParis, Sept. 2017
PARKWAY DRIVEGroezrock Festival 2017
My 2 favorite photos of the year are drastically different. One was taken on the biggest stage of a festival, with a huge stage set-up. The other was of a stripped-down show performed by a single musician in a tiny venue. But I think both confer intense emotions. What I’m trying to say is that no matter how easy the lighting makes the job for you, no matter how well-known the artist is, the photograph will find a way to tell the tale of that night, its atmosphere and the feelings involved.
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TOUCHE AMORE
Paris, Feb. 2017
I find it always hard to describe with words the way Touche Amore make me feel, but every time I see them on stage, every time I turn around and see the other people in the crowd, I realize that I am not alone and at that specific moment, we are all in the same capsule of raw and beautiful emotions, channeling our inner feelings of anger, frustration, pain and relief. This is what I feel when I see these pictures. I hear the music and I see the passion.
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I saw and photographed Architects several times this festival season, from France to Austria and the third time here at Vainstream in Germany. It was raining all day and my camera was soaked, but when Architects started playing, the sun came back to life! Of all the times I had seen them, this was the most impressing show and this shot shows how powerful they are, even after everything they went through for the past year. This photo is so powerful!
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