Posts Tagged ‘30 Seconds To Mars’

Top 10 Concert Photos From 2011

 Boys Noize concert fans @ Music Box Hollywood (Justin Gill)

Top 10 Lists come out of the woodwork every year’s end, and I’m making no exception.  Here’s a list of some of my most memorable concert photos I’ve shot this year, either for aesthetic or iconic reasons.

I’m kicking off this list with the above photo, shot during Boys Noize set at The Music Box in Hollywood.  I’m including it here as it not only makes a good “lead” for a blog article about concert photos, but also because it showcases the raw energy emanating from the packed house that evening, and the fan wearing the Boys Noize shirt adds just a little bit of context :)

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30 Seconds To Mars @ Aragon Ballroom 2011

30 Seconds To Mars Jared Leto Concert @ Aragon Ballroom Chicago (Justin Gill)

Having shot 30 Seconds To Mars at Aragon Ballroom a year ago nearly to the day, I knew shooting their return performance would have been tough. Having secured press credentials only a mere two hours before doors opened, my ill-preparedness made this one of the most challenging concerts I’ve shot in a long, long while.

Still, I persevered and Jared Leto and gang put on a performance — complete with confetti, balloons, and blood — worthy of capturing as best I could:

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Preview: 30 Seconds To Mars @ Aragon Ballroom

30 Seconds To Mars Jared Leto Concert @ Aragon Ballroom Chicago (Justin Gill)

Here’s a quick teaser photo of a fist-pumping Jared Leto from the 30 Seconds To Mars concert at Aragon Ballroom. That concert was quite the challenge for me photographically, and I’ll explain why when I post the rest from the show.

In the meantime, feel free to scope out photos I’ve shot from the concert almost exactly one year ago: 30 Seconds To Mars @ Aragon Ballroom 2010

MUTEMATH At Aragon Ballroom

MUTEMATH Concert at Aragon Ballroom

I liked having the opportunity to shoot MUTEMATH, who opened up for 30 Second To Mars at Aragon. Even though there was no photo pit for that show, shooting from the crowd wasn’t too bad for this electonic rock band, these guys’ more robust arena sound require no slam dancing.

It was interesting to see this band utilizes a keytar, do bands really even still do that?

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30 Seconds To Mars At Aragon Ballroom

30 Seconds To Mars Concert At Aragon Ballroom Jared Leto

Jared Leto and gang hit the stage at Aragon Ballroom to play an explosive show, encouraging fans to go as crazy as possible to have a great concert experience. Surprised I was to see Leto donning a new pink mohawk hairstyle. This, combined with the chemistry he and the band had with the audience, it’s clear he knows a thing or two about putting on a performance.

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