Music Portfolio - Miikka Skaffari Music Photography

M.I.A

M.I.A, Live 105 BFD, Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mt View



I was shooting 10th annual Live 105 BFD at Mt View and got to shoot M.I.A very close up. The photo pit is right up to the stage and the stage is relatively slow so us photographers are literally on the stage when shooting. It was a tough day with 17 bands to shoot and I still missed all the action on the Local Band Stage. Festivals like this are great to get a lot of big names in, but for wire photographer like me it's a long day. I left home around 10AM and was back around 10PM. After this I have to edit photos within 12 hours and upload to wire service. I got around 150 photos edited and uploaded by 2AM, just in time to go and sleep a little.