Lionel Richie

Lionel Richie

I never thought that I would ever see the genius Lionel Richie live, but in 2016 he was one of the highlights at Pinkpop 2016, one of the most famous festivals in The Netherlands. It was a rainy day, but Lionel is a great entertainer and we had a lot of fun. What a superb singer, with so many incredible hits. Guitarist Ben Mauro and the other band members did a fantastic job too.

Unfortunately with artists like Lionel Richie you are never allowed to take big cameras, you need a special permission. So I had to make these photos with a 'smuggled' miniature camera, as small as a package of cigarettes. This camera is so small, that it easily fits in my pocket. The guards at the concert door do not spot it, or at least do not mind.

Of course the quality of a miniature camera can not compete with my big Canon and heavy zoom lenses. That means that my Lionel Richie photos are technically not my best shots, but they do catch the vibrant atmosphere, so I am quite pleased with them.

But dear mr. Lionel Richie, if you ever come back to The Netherlands, I would love to get an official permission to make photos with my real cameras and from a closer position! ☺
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