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Dominus Vobiscum, ye visual pilgrims!

It’s not often that you come across an artist that is as humble as apple pie topped with whipped cream and lashings of humility. No entourage, No fuss.  Pure professionalism embodied in his character. May I present to you vocal improviser & A cappella Extraordinaire, the man who brought you ‘Don’t Worry, Be Happy‘, Mr Bobby McFerrin:

Bobby McFerrin during Sound check at Meltdown Festival 2009
I got an email from my press contact stating that there was going to be the opportunity to shoot Mr McFerrin during sound-check, so rather than shoot during the main performance just for 10 minutes, it made more sense to shoot to my heart’s content and actually get to move about:

Bobby McFerrin during Sound check at Meltdown Festival 2009
From the moment he came on the stage and said hi to the crew and photographers, you knew you were in the presence of artist confident in himself and always enjoying what he does.  I mean, you must being doing something right musically for you to have garnered for yourself 10 Grammy Awards.  The man is a legend:

Bobby McFerrin during Sound check at Meltdown Festival 2009

If you’re a music photographer, let me ask you this question: How often have you heard these words from any musician/performer/artist: “Can we have some more light also for the photographers, too? Thank you!” I didn’t think so. Until today, that is.  My respect for the guy just went platinum:

Bobby McFerrin during Sound check at Meltdown Festival 2009

Bobby McFerrin during Sound check at Meltdown Festival 2009

If you’ve never seen Bobby McFerrin live, I would highly recommend you see him at least once. Mr Bob, I salute you!

(All shots were taken using Barney’s Nikon f/2.8. 70-200 & a f/2.8 24-70)

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