One of the highlights of 2016 was the night Nile Rodgers and CHIC played Halifax Jazz Festival! Thanks again to Ed Boulter for the 'perfect picture' and for sharing the story behind it. Read the full article here, thanks to Halifax Bloggers.
EXERPT FROM THE POST
"It was at this point that things began to get interesting…
While in the photo pit during the Nile Rodgers set, I had noticed another photographer snapping pics and allowing his flash to go off (for those of you out there who don’t know….while taking shots during live music events it is imperative that your flash remains off. This is one of the biggest no-no’s of live music photography). I tapped the photographer on the shoulder and mentioned to him that he needed to shut down his flash; he ignored me. A few minutes passed and I mentioned it again and instead of ignoring me he took his finger from his off hand and held it over the flash until I moved away from him. Needless to say it appeared that he did not care how intrusive he may have been.
After the three song limit was up, the photographers were removed from the photo pit and left to mingle among the masses hoping to snag some candid photos from within the crowd. I was making my way off to the side, when one of the lovely media folks, Kim Sinclair, asked me if I would go backstage as there might be an opportunity to shoot from the side of the stage while the show was happening.
(Just as a side note, everyone who helped out with the Halifax Jazz Festival were extremely easy to deal with and gracious in every way possible, however big props need to go out to Kim Sinclair as she continuously was always willing to try and make any request I had happen. If it was a good idea and made the Jazz Fest better in someway, she wanted to make it a reality and for that should be applauded)..."