I’m very intrigued by this trailer; talented photographer sneaks into some of the the biggest festivals in the world and captures some amazing raw footage of our favorite artists. Not only that but this documentary on MTV will give me a reason to watch the channel for the first time in years.
Accomplishing sneaking in and getting access to the photo pit at one of the these festivals is no small feat. One of my very first intern assignments was media relations at Ozzfest. I was assigned several press people to “watch” and make sure they obeyed all the rules. Some of them were: 1. Don’t photograph Ozzy, 2. You can only shoot the first three songs, 3. You can not shoot pictures from the crowd (pit). I got my exercise that day in 100 plus heat chasing the press out of the pit.
You can’t really be any old photographer to get a press pass. You have to go through the publicist and sign a waiver to make sure you won’t sell the images. They will want to know how you plan to use the images and if you have a blog what your following is like.
One my friends Jason Miller takes amazing pictures of bands and showcases his work on his blog.
He recently had a interesting encounter with a band using a image he shot without asking permission. Read here to find out more about additional guidelines you need to know about sharing copyrighted images.
With all that being said it looks like this guy captured the trust of Mumford & Sons enough so they invited him on tour to capture content for their own use. I’m very interested to see what exactly he captured and how it is being used.