Does anyone else hate the modern "trend" if you like, for nearly all photos of bands playing live to be taken in extreme close up?
It really pisses me off- it makes every single gig look exactly the same, and you don't get any sense of the scale of the venue or the atmosphere of the gig.
If I wanted to look at generic live shots I could go to the bands website or do a google image search- but at a specific gig, as a viewer of the photographs I want to know what it was like to be at THAT gig. I most likely already know what the lead singer looks like holding a guitar.
Anyone else agree?