Interesting interview on the BBC web site with Graham Lambert and Marcus Brigstocke forand against people having cameras in gigs. I do take Brigstocke's point about people videoing comedy and ruining the material for subsequent gigs on the tour, but surely for music (as Lambert seems to suggest) this is a very different case.
I love trying to photograph gigs (rather than video) as I love to be able to look back and recall the event itself. I never fully capture the moment, and I am usually frustrated by the poor quality of my pictures due to lack of epxensive camera or the inability to stand where the pro photographers can.
A selection of my favourites...
Duke Special at The Thekla in Bristol in 2010.
Elbow at the NIA in 2012.
The glorious Radiohead in 2012...
...hang on, I've got to take my camera to more gigs. These photos mean so much as I flick back through them trying to find favourites.