Art Rock

Shot in the Dark: Angels & A-Holes

When you're in the photo pit taking pictures for a publication such as Rocks Off, you can become the unwanted center of attention from both the audience and especially the artists. Most of the time you are only a few feet away from the performer, and often in their direct line of sight. They can and will notice, which leads to both good and bad things happening. The few times Rocks Off has been personally forced to cross the barricade and shoot a show ourselves, we have certainly wanted to disappear.

With our second Shot in the Dark coming up tomorrow night -- you can find out all the information you need at this link, and we hope you RSVP to join us -- It got us to thinking about some of the times the photographers whose works you'll see in the show caught the artists' eye. We got the idea for this blog from someone in the show whose subject was determined to heap as much humiliation his or her way as they could. Others' experiences have been much cooler.

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Chris Gray has been Music Editor for the Houston Press since 2008. He is the proud father of a Beatles-loving toddler named Oliver.
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