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Matchbox Twenty at Hammersmith Apollo ('trust me; there are other members of the band in the background!') © Akin Aworan

Matchbox Twenty at Hammersmith Apollo (‘trust me; there are other members of the band in the background!’) © Akin Aworan

A question crossed my mind while photographing Matchbox Twenty: ” How do you photograph the whole band who are spread out with a 24-70 lens from the pit?” It’s an honest to God question, guys: how do you?  You see, while you’re in the pit, you’re thinking of different variables in getting the shot like how to deal with the lighting; what the time limit is; are the muscians/performers going to be trouble in wanting to have their picture taken; what side of the stage are you going to position yourself at.  To the last question though, nothing, in most instances, stops you from moving from your position to take a better shot, but sometimes one reason or the other gets in the way of logic.  Anyways, here are some of the shots from the night:

Rob Thomas (lead Vocal) with Kyle Cook on Guitars. ©Akin Aworan

Rob Thomas (lead Vocal) with Kyle Cook on Guitars and Brian Yale on Bass. ©Akin Aworan

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Rob Thomas ©Akin Aworan

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Kyle Cook © Akin Aworan

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Matchbox Twenty ©Akin Aworan

Thought for the day

Ọ̀pọ̀ ló fẹ lápa láì lápá, béèyàn ò sì lápá, kò lè lápa.

In other words:  Many want to make a mark without effort, but without effort, no mark can be made.

‘Owe Yoruba’ 

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