Catching performers in their element has long been a favourite but only occasional pursuit of mine. When I attend gigs I like to listen and take in the complete experience from that perspective. I discovered that all three of Karnivool’s Melbourne shows were sold out but I was determined to see them. I tried persistently and eventually convinced the band management to allow me into the photographers’ pit. It was my first experience of the ‘three song’ rule first hand – shoot the band before the third song is over, then go and mingle.
Here, Jon Stockman and Mark Hosking are fully in the groove.