Joss Stone

Joss Stone -- 2008.07.04

British soul and R&B singer Joss Stone threw down an explosive performance in downtown St. Louis on July 4, putting her big pipes and old-soul moves on display in a knock out show that rivaled the Independence Day fireworks that followed.

Performing with a backdrop of the city, Stone kicked off the month-long Celebrate St. Louis concert series, which will include performances by Anthony Hamilton, The Black Crowes, and other headlining acts over the next month.

In 2007, Stone's third studio album, Introducing Joss Stone, broke Amy Winehouse‘s record with Back to Black for the highest-charting debut for a British female solo artist on the Billboard 200.

Joss Stone -- 2008.07.04

Joss Stone -- 2008.07.04

Joss Stone -- 2008.07.04

Joss Stone -- 2008.07.04

Joss Stone -- 2008.07.04

Joss Stone -- 2008.07.04

Joss Stone -- 2008.07.04

Joss Stone -- 2008.07.04

Joss Stone -- 2008.07.04

Joss Stone -- 2008.07.04

Photographer's Notes:

Let the record show that the City of St. Louis has celebrated the Declaration of Independence of the United States from the United Kingdom of Great Britain by inviting a British singer to perform during the festivities.

I shot this set for the first two songs from the pit, then ran to the back of the VIP seating to snap the above shot.

My Camera DSLR and Lenses for Concert Photography

Nikon Z 7:
I use two Nikon Z 7 for my live music photography. A true do-it-all mirrorless camera with amazing AF, great speed and fantastic resolution.

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Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8S:
The 24-70mm is my go-to lens. The range is ideal for stage front photography and the image quality is superb.

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Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR:
A perfect pair to the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8, I can basically shoot any job with the midrange and this lens. Superb image quality.

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Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8:
Ultra-wide perspective, ridiculously sharp even wide open at f/2.8. I love using this lens up-close and personal, where it excels.

See My Full Kit for Concert Photography

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