Take One And Be Done | Brian Friedman

August 4, 2014 9:07 PM

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Take One And Be Done | Brian Friedman

As a professional music photographer, I spend a lot of time at concerts looking at the stage through my camera's viewfinder. I love music-- especially jazz-- and I love that I've been able to make a career out of photography, but I have a confession to make: I miss getting to put my camera down and just be there. But it's my job to squint through the viewfinder and fiddle with buttons and dials and experience the concert secondhand through my screen-- so what's your excuse?

Before smartphones, if your favorite band was playing in concert and you shelled out a bunch of money to see them, you'd make sure you enjoyed every second of it! You'd take in the incredible music and light show. You'd "put your hands up in the air!" You'd dance like nobody was watching. You'd neve...

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