HOW TO CAPTURE THE ESSENCE OF A COMPLET SET IN A FEW PHOTOS? OLIVIER LERME TELLS US MORE ABOUT THIS…
“How did you become a photographer?”
“I came to photography through music, my first passion.
After hanging out in my newrocks in many concert halls, the urge to convey the emotions raised by the performances of the artists became stronger and stronger.
When you attend a concert, the emotions you feel may be different from somebody else’s; it’s the same when you watch a photograph.
A photograph is a snapshot, a piece of life, an emotion, a testimony, a legacy.
If we take for granted that a photograph is the equivalent of a speech, we must wonder which emotions it has to convey, the way people will perceive it, what will they feel when watching it ?
As well as a song a photograph can be felt and interpreted in different ways.
Shooting a live concert is hard work because many factors intervene.
You have to master the intensity of the concerts, the feelings of the musicians; you have to take into account the lights and light effects, and you get a very short time since you can shoot during three or four songs only and try to retransmit a whole concert.
In order to make good concert photographs, you must understand and appreciate the artist and his universe (either mainstream, pop, trash or gothic), because you won’t shoot a black metal group as jazz or blues in the same way.
You have to react very quickly and be lucky because THE good snapshot can be taken at a unique time, you have to catch the right instant in your…
What I prefer when shooting a concert is playing with the lights, waiting for the moment when the artist is perfectly lit, and the expression on his face unique.”
In this day of monsters and frightening creatures, let’s have a look to the work of Olivier through a great and strange diaporama…