Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

I Open with the Stones

Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

I Open with the Stones

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It's opening night. I've looked forward to this for months: photographing the Rolling Stones. I'm a lifelong fan: the raw energy of their music; Mick Jagger's stage antics; the iconic songs from four decades of albums. Boston has been chosen as the first stop on their latest world tour.

Photographers are told to meet at the security entrance of the arena an hour before the show. Our camera equipment bumps as 20 of us squeeze into the small entryway. Some of us are from Europe, one is from Japan. Each of us has at least two cameras with one, sometimes two, long lenses, plus a wide-angle. As is the norm at rock concerts, we can shoot only the first two songs. With so many of us, we'll shoot in two shifts. "Group No. 1!" (My group!) "You will shoot the first two songs. As soon as the lights go down, do not shoot one more frame! …

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