Socially Distanced Concert Photography.

Socially Distanced Concert Photography – The Gary Winter Band

Socially distanced concert photography

Socially distanced concert photography

Twelve months ago the term Socially Distanced Concert Photography would have been almost laughable. I mean, the concept of a socially distanced festival or concert as a professional music photographer Socially Distanced Concert Photography  was ridiculous. But here we are…  The summer has past by, at his point, many of us are painfully aware of the devastation that COVID-19 has brought upon the world’s music industry. Over the past few months, live concerts were almost all but removed from the table and  for musicians everywhere, this resulted in nothing short of a catastrophe. Live performance income and the entertainment industry had virtually exhausted under social distancing restrictions, leaving not only musicians, but almost every sector of the live music industry with dire financial problems, including Professional Music Photographers.

The resurgence of Live Music and Social Distance Concert Photography

In mid-July, the U.K. gave the go-ahead for outdoor concerts following strict guidelines, only to have Live Nation soon thereafter cancel a series of drive-in shows that were scheduled for July through September featuring artists like Kaiser Chiefs, Gary Numan, Dizzie Rascal and the LaFontaines. The promoter cited “localized lockdowns” as a reason for calling off the Live at the Drive-In series at the time. As the population started to realise that life would be somewhat different going forward and the first Covid-19 wave calmed down, distancing restrictions gradually eased and live concerts returned in various forms. As a professional Music Photographer, a summer without gigs and festivals was a huge disappointment, but suddenly, the concept of socially distanced concerts and socially distanced concert photography was like a lifeline. It offered a genuine substitute and looks as though it’s now set to be the way forward for 2020 and 2021.  We’ve actually had quite a summer of Socially Distanced Concert Photography and Socially Distanced Video Production, working with a number of event organisers, musicians and bands to document the the future of live performances.

Socially distanced concert photography

Socially distanced concert photography

Socially distanced concert photography

Socially distanced concert photography

Norfolk Music Photographer - Lee Blanchflower

Norfolk Music Photographer - Lee Blanchflower

The Gary Winter Band at Hoveton Hall

Gary Winter and his amazing band have been a household name in Norfolk for a number of years now. Their trademark Jazz, Swing and Blues sets always make any event memorable with a combination of smooth tones, a diverse repertoire and a great sense of humour to put a smile on the faces of his whole audience. As a Professional Music Photography business working in the industry for over ten years, we were thrilled when Gary commissioned our team to shoot Socially Distanced Music Photography, a Creative Promotional Video and Licensed Drone Filming at his first ever socially distanced Picnic Concert at Hoveton Hall in Norfolk. The Hoveton Hall Estate in Norfolk is an historic house of significance on the English Heritage Register and sets a beautiful backdrop for a socially distanced concert. With such (comparatively) small crowds and such big production, gigs like Gary Winter’s Swing Jazz Picnic aren’t financially tenable forever, and the next challenge will always be scaling up the size and capacity. For the artists and bands it’s a fantastic opportunity to retain their performance sanity sanity and for those lucky enough to have a ticket for the Events, it’s a genuine chance to escape the world of virtual music festivals and a welcome chance to safely dance, laugh, sing and relax with other like minded concert goers. We won’t have to wait forever for standard concerts to return, but for now, socially distanced audience pods, socially distanced concert photography and sold out events with limited audiences are here to stay. Gary Winter’s Swing Jazz Picnic was a huge success. The weather shone down, prosseco flowed and we didn’t waste time in capturing every aspect of this very special concert.
Norfolk Music Photographer - Lee Blanchflower
Band Photography Norwich
Band Photography Norwich
Band Photography Norwich
Band Photography Norwich
Gary is already planning his next Jazz Picnic for the 9th June 2021, so to keep up to date with all Things Gary Winter Band, why not head over to his social media page. In the mean time, why not take a look at our socially distanced concert photography. 

If you think we can help your music festival or concert with professional concert footage or video production, then why not reach out today and speak to one of our team. We’d love to help turn your event into awesome photography and creative video content.

You can find out more by calling Mob: 07871 364041 or email studio@blanc-creative.com