Friday, June 26, 2009


A few weeks ago I was able to go see one of the final Nine Inch Nails concerts and I was just ecstatic when I learned that Trent Reznor had set a very lax audio/video/photography policy for the tour. I had already purchased AWESOME seats since it was the last tour and add that to the fact that I could bring in my pro gear.... OMG. I just about died.

Nine Inch Nails has been one of my favorite bands since I was like 14! In high school I actually had one of those large wall size posters of Trent Reznor above my bed (how embarrassing to admit!). It always was a dream/fantasy of mine to be able to photograph him live. And well just about 15 years later I got the chance!

As geeky and fangirl as it sounds, looking at him through the lens of my camera with the music pounding in my ears and my heart pounding out of my chest... I was out of my mind. It was one of the best experiences I have ever had.

Enjoy a few of my favorites!

How quintessential NIN is this?

Jonathan took this last shot since he had a taller vantage point. It was at the very end after the encore. *sigh*

And yes.. I will be picking one of the images to print BIG and hang in the house! Maybe not over our bed but somewhere!

Also here are a few NIN videos that showcase some of the more recent music which I think is just *so* amazing. Most people are only familiar with the hits but as the years have gone the music has matured so much and has so much depth. Also they are all filmed by the AAAHHHMMAAZZZIIINNGGGG Rob Sheridan who has been working with NIN for like the last 10 years. His photography/videography of the band is to die for!

i <3 nin


NIN: Echoplex - Live at Rehearsals, July 2008 [HD] from Nine Inch Nails on Vimeo.

Me, I'm Not (live... the lighting is to die for)

Nine Inch Nails - Me, I'm Not live in Europe, August 2007 from Nine Inch Nails on Vimeo.

and ok my arm is twisted... my favorite of the old school stuff!

Gave Up (1992 featuring... Marilyn Manson)

Nine Inch Nails: Gave Up (1992) from Nine Inch Nails on Vimeo.

1 comment:

Kristen Gardner said...

I feel like you should photograph concerts now! These are pretty incredible!