Whitesnake

Photo Shoot and Concert Review

Whitesnake from Middlesbrough, Cleveland, United Kingdom

1984. That was the year I added Whitesnake’s Slide It In to my Columbia House order form. In typical fashion, the cassette arrived in about 2-1/2 weeks. Ripping the cellophane off I could not wait to see what was in store for me. The Gambler built up and kicked into high gear I knew I had made the correct choice that month. The entire album was a gem, and as a 13 year old 8th grade rocker, some of the innuendos were not readily apparent.

As time went by and a few ears passed, 1987 brought on of my favorite albums of the decade with their Self Titled opus. At the time, this album felt bigger and more mature than most of the “Hair Metal” out at the time.

Now thirty-plus years later here I was, on assignment for Splice-MediaGroup. Sitting in the photo/security waiting for DC and crew to take the stage. As they played their first three songs I was snapping away and trying to compose the best possible with all of the stage movement and very crowded pit.

There was a moment in the third song when trying to get a side shot of DC, he noticed me, looked straight down my lens, and moved right in front of me, pulling his microphone away just slightly, and sang right over the top of my head. This was my second best portrait of him of the evening.

I would have never thought I would be just a foot or so from him, taking photography. Oh, the paths that are available in life are amazing.

Check out the article for Splice-MediaGroup HERE!

Gear List – Canon 80D – Sigma Art 24-70 2.8 | Canon Rebel T6 – Canon 10-18mm 4.5-6.0 | Black Rapid Double Breathe | Photoshop Raw Editor

David Coverdale, Whitesnake, and Joel Hoekstra all shared my images, article in some form or another. Very cool to say the least.

Here are a few images that were cut from the article. All of my 100+ images submitted for to WS management were approved.

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