Archive for November, 2008

Then And Now Series : Madonna

Posted in music, photography, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on November 25, 2008 by Kevin Estrada

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I shot these two photos nearly a of a quarter of a century apart. I remember when Madonna was the hottest female in pop when I was a teen in ‘85…and I am not just talking about her music. Her dazzling face and body graced the cover of just about every magazine on every news-stand in the world. Now, 23 years later, she is even more dazzling.

I was lucky enough to sneak a handful of timeless photos during her infamous Virgin Tour in 1985. And just earlier this month, I had the privilege to be officially approved to shoot Madonna’s Sticky And Sweet Tour when it rolled through Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.

Some things just get better with time…these photos are the living proof.

Amazing Jumps : The Police

Posted in music, photography, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on November 13, 2008 by Kevin Estrada

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The Police
Staples Center
Los Angeles, CA
June 20, 2007

In the last few years we have been privileged to see a lot of classic rock bands reunite – Van Halen, Jane’s Addiction, Motley Crue, Led Zeppelin, etc. I was pretty stoked to hear that The Police were finally really going to do it. There had been a lot of bad blood and a lot of solo tours standing between the three members, not to mention a lot of questions. Can they still do it, are they too old, will they rock like they used to? Well, this photo is the living proof – The Police pretty much picked up where they left off. The band played with as much youthful fury as they could – still changing drum kits, still using synthesizers with their feet and still jumping high in the sky with musical inspiration beneath their feet.

I shot this photo just as the band hit the final notes of Message In A Bottle…Sting has got some air.

Photographed up against the stage with my Canon 5D and a Canon 24mm-70mm 2.8 lens

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