Decrepit Birth Circle Pit - Gramery Theater

Photos from the mosh pit at Decrepit Birth's performance at Gramercy Theater, NYC. November 7, 2009. (photo by Chris Owyoung)

Metal is almost a spiritual experience for a lot of fans. Nowhere else is this more evident than in the circle pit. While I don’t recommend that music photographers jump right in unless they a) have both camera insurance and b) feel pretty confident that they can stiff-arm a 175lb dude doing the windmill, I don’t think the mosh pit can be ignored when documenting the scene.

All of these images were taken during Decrepit Birth’s performance at Gramercy Theater using the 14mm end of the Nikon 14-24mm. ISO was high, shutter speed was low and a single SB-900 was used for the main light source.

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  1. Photos from the middle of the circle pit — http://bit.ly/2pi9kZ

  2. WOW !

    I usually tend to shoot a video with my 5d mkII, especially during the “walls of death”, but these pics are freaking awesome !

    BTW, pics 6 & 7 are the same ;)

  3. WOW !

    I usually tend to shoot a video with my 5d mkII, especially during the “walls of death”, but these pics are freaking awesome !

    BTW, pics 6 & 7 are the same ;)

  4. Alexis!

    I think a video of the “walls of death” would be great. Where can I see these?

  5. Hey Chris !

    I have one right there : http://www.vimeo.com/4326549

    This one is the first video I ever shot with the 5D, I have one wall of death video from a local metal festival coming soon, I'll give you the link as soon as it is online ! :)

  6. Okay, that's awesome!

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  8. Same band than the video I showed you, more experience with my 5D mkII, a second floor and a metal festival with a 1000 people: the most intense wall of death I ever had the chance to see!

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