Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails)

Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails)
rock music
Image by Nirazilla
Needless to say, I really like those wonderful screens. Few stage rigs have proven so involving at a live gig and it would be a shame to not involve them in the composition of the photos whenever possible. I’m glad I wasn’t in the photo pit, where the pros could only stay for three or four songs; they missed out big time.

Trent’s rigid mic stand contrasts nicely with his contorted, organic posture. Add the coolness of the light and the pixel-ish, nearly bokeh-like screen texture and you get something I find awesome.

Nine Inch Nails

Nine Inch Nails
rock music
Image by Nirazilla
Not named specifically after Trent Reznor (even though this is him) because I think this image works better at symbolizing the entity of Nine Inch Nails more so than the persona, embodied by Trent. Dark and perpetually covered in a blanket of beautiful flickering lights, this was really an epic sight to behold.

I’m actually surprised my camera was able to catch the moment with as much clarity as it did; the crowd was restless and the arena was very dark, save for the living cage of lights surrounding the band.

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Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails)

Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails)
rock music
Image by Nirazilla
Trent laid down the distorted thunder as he closed the song, accompanied by a final barrage of frenzied flashes and synth buzzes. While I didn’t get any great pictures of it, he nearly tipped the stand over, stretching and contorting to the rhythm of the beats he was blasting.

This was also the last we saw of the red shirt before he moved behind and began a few renditions off his Ghosts I-IV album where he stepped out of the spotlight and let the music and the visuals carry the performance, also giving the rest of his band a bit more time to shine. Justin Meldal-Johnsen in particular caught my eye as he slapped his upright bass silly.