Photos: Die Antwoord @ The Pageant 2012
When I told Twitter that I was shooting Die Antwoord and asked what I was in for, the general consensus was “craziness.” Needless to say, the South African group did not disappoint and neither did their fans, who had the venue heaving.
This show was all about the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 zoom. There were what seemed like a dozen monitors lining the 5-foot stage of the Pageant, so that ruled out a lot of the ultra-wide shots that would have been so perfect for this show. As such, the midrange zoom was really the hero here and indispensable for capturing the frenetic movements of Ninja and Yolandi Visser.