Preview: Slayer @ Mayhem Fest 2012

Slayer performing at Mayhem Fest 2012 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in St. Louis, Missouri on July 20, 2012. (Todd Owyoung)

Here's a quick preview from Slayer at Mayhem Fest 2012. I thought I'd share this on now to give an idea of what it's like to be shooting in the pit – where sometimes it's necessary to squeeze in with any angle possible, even if it's jammed right next to the stage left camera crew!

At concerts, camera operators are often in the pit with photographers and may be elevated on small platforms or boxes so they can neatly clear the stage. For Slayer's performance, the stage left camera man was setup right in front of Kerry King with a sweet spot right in between King's monitors – leaving very little room for other clean shots of the guitarist.

I'll be posting the full set with tighter shots of my final images of Kerry King, but in the meantime, I thought this image would be a fun one to share.

Photographer's Notes:

Cameras Used:

  • Nikon D3
  • Nikon D700

Lenses Used: