BestOf2014VWAClg2

2014/Summer of.. – Here are highlights from every show I photographed at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in St. Louis, MO., during the 2014 concert season. These are my personal selections, which I hope represents the emotion, energy, artistry, and passion of the performance during the moment of capture, as well as being a diverse representation of my work. Credentialed photographers at music events, are authorized by the tour, or artist management, to photograph only the first 2, or first 3 songs of the performance. As the house photographer at this venue, I receive no special privileges, or advantage. I have to follow the same rules as every photographer receiving a photo pass. There are different situations for each show, regarding where the photographer is authorized to be. Our location is typically a 50/50 split whether we’ll be authorized to shoot from the photo pit directly in front of the stage, or placed at the soundboard location. Sometimes we are permitted to shoot from the side aisles, or from the side only within the photo pit (restricted from being directly in front of the artist). There are many unknowns at every show, and it is these challenges that make every experience different, exciting, sometimes frustrating, but always enjoyable, and educational. Every year I try to raise the bar for myself, in terms of technical execution, timing, post editing, and patience. I personally feel, that I’ve produced my best work in 2014, and believe 2015 will be even better. That’s the plan anyway. There are a lot of images that follow, so if you make it through them all, I sincerely thank you for your time. Enjoy, KW.

 

 

ZZ Top
KISS

 

Zac Brown
Paramore
Vans Warped Tour
Paul Stanley – KISS
Asking Alexandria
Under the Influence of Music Tour
Wiz Khalifa
Tower of Power
Jeff Beck
Switchfoot
Vans Warped Tour
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
A.F.I.
Hunter Burgan – A.F.I.
Brad Paisley
Fitz & the Tantrums
KISS
The Wailers
Avenged Sevenfold
Twenty One Pilots
Tim McGraw
The Urge
Avenged Sevenfold
James Taylor
Twenty One Pilots
Twenty One Pilots
The Urge
Switchfoot
Steve Miller
The Script
Offspring
Jason Aldean
REO Speedwagon
311
Neon Trees
Poinfest
Panic! at the Disco
One Republic
Photo Pit Gladiators
Tim McGraw
Fans
Fans
Luke Bryan
Wiz Khalifa
Keith Urban
Mayhem Festival
Kings of Leon
Queens of the Stone Age
Journey
Paramore
Paramore
Jimmy Griffin
Goo Goo Dolls
Keith Urban
Boston
The Urge
Fall Out Boy
July 4th Fireworks
Florida Georgia Line
Richard Fortus – Dead Daisies
Dierks Bentley
Chris Daughtry
Tommy Shaw – STYX
Chicago
Chicago & REO Speedwagon
Hunter Burgan – A.F.I.
Capital Cities
Boston
Alice Cooper
Avenged Sevenfold
Zac Brown
Twenty One Pilots
Twenty One Pilots

Thank you to the fine folks of Live Nation StL, the staff at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, the security team (The Photo Pit Gladiators!), tour management, and all the fans who came out during the summer of 2014! Snuggle up for the winter, see ay’s in the pit come May!

More photos from all the shows can be found at the Rknphoto Gallery site.