Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Baltimore's 30th Annual Artscape / Matisyahu

I should preface by stating that I had such a difficult time choosing which photos to use so I'm going to divide it up into a few different blog posts.  The bulk of the images consists of the main stage area which is where I was planted for Saturday night (last post) and Sunday also. 

I attached my zoom lens and was ready for action.

I only got one or two shots of the Pietasters set and the reason for that is because I was too busy taking in the crowd and photographing people.  In fact, I got busted by a few people who caught me taking their picture.  Oh well!  I normally try to be as discreet as possible because I so much prefer someone's true facial expression in that moment rather than if they know their picture is being taken. 

Artscape this year was definitely amazing, and Matisyahu's set delivered nothing short of just that.  Amazing.  In fact, I have never seen so much crowd surfing anywhere and I've been to a lot of shows in my lifetime thus far.  It was like the conveyor belt at the grocery store with humans on it.  They just kept being lifted up and shuffled down the sea of arms.  I will say that Matisyahu diving into the crowd himself and then at the end pulling people up onto the stage?  It was quite a sight. 

Stage dive in this post.  Pulling people up onto stage next post so......please stay tuned!

Part one....


  1. These pix are, as usual, amazing! The stage diving sequence is perfect!

  2. perhaps you should submit one of these or a few of these to this singer...maybe something amazing could come of it! nice work, nicole!