I want to focus a bit on your new book that documents not just Kanye West’s Glow in the Dark tour, but also gives great insight into the behind the scenes of what might go down as one of the best concert series ever. What kind of planning took place to get this project off the ground?
No planning…just me on the road shooting.
The images of the performances themselves are pretty amazing. How do you cover an event that’s on such a large scale? What amount of equipment and staff does it take?
Not a whole lof of equipment—2 cameras and 3 lenses, that’s it; and a few memory cards. I definitely do a LOT of running around. I appreciate the compliment. I am very unhappy with the printing and the colors of the book, to be honest. They didn’t translate the colors that were captured in the final output, or get close to my match prints, but it is what it is. I really didn’t have the printing control. [It] was more in the publisher’s hands which won’t happen again when I do my next book.
So after the photography was done, how massive was the process of editing it down to a book?
It was a nightmare! There are hundres of great shots that had to get cut out—lots of legal issues and clearance problems when you are working with a high profile person like Kanye.
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