Music Photography by Joe Papeo

Photos: Florence & The Machine at Radio City Music Hall

Radio City Music Hall, NYC, 5.8.2012 – Florence and the Machine has absolutely blown up in the past 7 months and they brought that momentum right through one of the most famous venues in the world at Radio City Music Hall.  In a preview to multiple area appearances coming up this summer, Florence & The Machine performed not only to a live audience, but to a crowd sitting at home watching the performance live on Fuse.  Touring in support of their latest release, Ceremonials, here are my pics from Radio City Music Hall.

One of the biggest rules I taught myself when I started shooting music was to edit down the number of photos you present.  So many photographers show too many photos and end up watering down their set.  I had to break that rule this time.  I just couldn’t edit these down any further and there are even more photos in the slideshow below.  Florence & The Machine, and I guess specifically Florence Welch, is just too photogenic.  I hope you’ll forgive me this time.

Shooting at Radio City Music Hall is a creative challenge.  First, it depends on where you are allowed to shoot from.  For Florence & The Machine we were allowed to shoot from what Radio City calls their pit.  Basically its the aisle near the stage and you have to pick one side and stick to it.  The stage is large and shooting across the stage means shooting across heads of people in the front few rows.  Your creativity is also limited because of your angles.  You can tell that I shot Florence & The Machine from stage right the whole night, although she occasionally came over to our side of the stage.

Rolling Stone also picked up one of these photos to run with their review.  Check it out at the link below.
Florence & Thee Machine at Radio City Music Hall

http://www.florenceandthemachine.net/

Check out the Slide Show Below:

  • Full Gallery of Photos
  • See the photos BIG

Equipment:

Canon 5D Mark IICanon 7D
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8LCanon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L II IS

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