30 Apr 2011

The Secret Life of Rock Photographers

From RNZ Music, 5:00 pm on 30 April 2011

In search of the live rock ‘money shot’.

Roger Grauwmeijer, Milana Radojcic.

Roger Grauwmeijer, Milana Radojcic. Photo: supplied.

You’ve seen them in the pit at the front of shows, expensive long lens cameras at the ready. Gig photographers always get the best spot in the house so that they can capture the energy of a live show, but its physical work that comes with its own set of rules, regulations and professional jealousies.

For the Secret Life of Rock Photographers, Sam Wicks talks to local live music photographers Raymond Sagapolutele, Milana Radojcic and Roger Grauwmeijer about getting the money shots form the mosh pit.

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Programme produced by Sam Wicks for Radio New Zealand National.