Last night I was lucky enough to be one of 5 photographers to shoot the Jack White show at The Mayan Theater. I was originally scheduled to shoot the Tuesday night show at The Fonda but there was a bit of miscommunication and I was not able to get in. This turned out to be a blessing in disguise when I later found out that the photographers were shooting from FOH and not the photo pit. This would’ve been a problem as I don’t have a lens long enough for that distance. Luckily, when I received word yesterday morning that I was approved to shoot the Mayan show, they gave me the heads up that we would be shooting from FOH and I would need to make sure I had a long lens. I ended up renting a 70-200mm for the night and that lens ended up saving my ass. When we were escorted in to shoot, they ended up putting us on a ramp to the side of the stage which really limited the angles but wasn’t as far back as FOH.
Jack put on an amazing performance (at least for the first 3 songs!) and his band was incredible. This was the first time seeing Jack White and now I know why his tickets sell out in record times and end up costing over $300 on ticket scalping sites. While I may not like ALL of his music, I can definitely respect what he does and he’s destined to be remembered as one of the greats.