Gogol Bordello @ The Fillmore at Irving Plaza, NYC – 3.9.10
April 7, 2010 | Concert Photography
After Jesse Malin’s performance, it was time for the main event at the Fillmore at Irving Plaza…it was time for Gogol Bordello! One of my all-time favorite acts to photograph. Once you see the photos below, you realize why I love to shoot Eugene Hutz and the rest of the band.
You can check out a full review of the show at ReadJunk.com here.
I was hoping the lighting was going to be better for Gogol’s set and it was. The front lighting had some nice white lighting, which I love since it makes capturing the show a lot easier. I was going to need decent lighting, especially with how hectic things get on stage. Eugene came out first to perform, which gave the photographers ample time to photograph just him. Then everyone else came out and you had a lot more options. I still stuck with Eugene because he’s such an iconic singer and performer. Look at his facial expressions and the way his eyes get when he’s singing. There just aren’t that many singers out there that make those facial expressions and are that lively on stage. for the most part, I shot with my wide angle lens 18-70mm f3.5-4.5 and did the best I could with that crappy lens. If you ever plan on shooting Gogol in a club setting and there’s a photo pit, I highly recommend using a wide angle lens. It doesn’t make sense to shoot so close up when Eugene and the rest of the band are so animated.
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