All you need to know about concert photography is anything goes. Anything goes in the world of rock and roll, so the same can be said about the artists that photographs these musicians. They are brought into this intimate world, given a glimpse into the soul of the performer, and able to capture them in all their glory in one frame.
These photo are able to stand the length of time. The image of Jimi Hendrix burning his guitar. Iconic. The picture of The Beatles coming out to play Shea Stadium. Iconic. Photos like these live with us for ages after the performer and photographer and long gone. This is what makes them so magical.
And it doesn't have to be just the iconic photos you remember. It could be that one that you took on a disposable camera from the back row of the concert, it could be a old Polaroid you find at the bottom of a shoe box, its those images that capture the moment. They are perfect. Timeless. Epic.
The following are some of my favorite "caught in a moment" shots. You can almost feel the moment that is coming up next. Some are of people you recognize some are unknowns. All are amazing photographs.