Sir Paul McCartney
Ex-Beatle Sir Paul McCartney
is my biggest hero in popular music. He is an absolute genius composer, singer and musician.
I saw him live approximately 20 times. You can see me on one his concert videos ("Get Back") and I have his signature.
I even have two of his concert towels!
Unfortunately with artists like Paul McCartney 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 cameras and heavy zoom lenses.
That means that my Paul McCartney photos are technically not my best shots, but I think they succeeded rather well.
They are very special for me and I am happy that I could make them.
The photos on this page are made at two concerts: Amsterdam 2015 and Pinkpop 2016.
In Amsterdam I could find a nice spot in the middle. At Pinkpop I was more far away, somewhere on the left side.
Special request to Sir Paul
Dear Sir Paul McCartney, if you see these photos and realize that I made these with a tiny miniature camera, would you
please give me the permission to one day make photos of you with my 'real' cameras? I am a huge fan!