In May I was able to catch a-ha in concert five times in North America, it was such a great experience going to the shows and hanging out with other American fans. For those of you who are friends on MySpace/LiveJournal, there is bloggishness over there if you want the details.
I recently got interested in concert photography - actually it all started last year with Coldplay and Keane - it is so cool when you get that 'money shot' from a gig, the one that captures a feeling and a moment that you don't want to forget. I always do my share of dancing and clapping and singing, but now I am addicted to taking pictures at shows so I can go back through them all later and see the things that I felt were significant, instead of seeking images that resonate among other people's photos online.
Anyway, slightly astonished/abashed by the sheer number of pictures I discovered on my camera upon my return home, I've decided to tone it down a bit for upcoming a-ha shows - I don't want to miss a single thing in the time that is left. Other bands are fair game though, it's just too much fun trying to capture those special angles and expressions at the shows ;-)
Behind the cut, some of my favorite Magne pictures from New York and Los Angeles (will also post pictures in the Morten and a-ha communities on LJ if you're interested).