The blog of Calgary based photographer J. Dirom.

Ensiferum - One Man Army

Ensiferum. Kilt clad Finnish Folk Metal band from Helsinki. I was lucky enough to catch up with them on the North American leg o f the One Man Army Tour. The intensity of the band was mirrored by the intensity of the fans.

This was case in which there was no barrier between the band and the crowd, which left me as photographer in the mix of things. Simply put a challenge. Little to no mobility, and for any of you that have ever been to a metal show, knows that the mosh pit emerges right by the stage. 

May favourite shot has to be the black and white of Sami Hinkka, as he plays directly up agains the crowd. Photo was taken with a Canon 24-70 f/2.8L out at the 24mm range.