Patience is a virtue

Patience is a virtue essential for a concert photographer. Some gigs can be fast moving and the photographer reacts to what is happening on stage. But when the artist is hiding behind the mic, you just need to crouch there pretending you are invisible to the audience and wait. As you keep focusing on the singer waiting for "The Shot", your joints stiffen up and you are saying in your head: "Just open your eyes singer, or smile, or move... just do something!" And you wish you hadn't had that extra pint at the break, and you wonder when the last train home leaves Glasgow, "Is this the third song or the...?" and then you get to the instrumental break and this happens. And your patience is rewarded.

Coco Mbassi at Celtic Connections 2015