Mutemath – Odd Soul Tour 2012

Photos of the rock band MUTEMATH performing on the Odd Soul Tour 2012 at Best Buy Theater, NYC. March 8, 2012. Copyright © 2012 Matthew Eisman. All Rights Reserved. ((Photo by Matthew Eisman/Getty Images))

Mutemath is incredibly photogenic, challenging and always flat out fun to shoot.

Photos of the rock band MUTEMATH performing on the Odd Soul Tour 2012 at Best Buy Theater, NYC. March 8, 2012. Copyright © 2012 Matthew Eisman. All Rights Reserved. ((Photo by Matthew Eisman/Getty Images))

Photos of the rock band MUTEMATH performing on the Odd Soul Tour 2012 at Best Buy Theater, NYC. March 8, 2012. Copyright © 2012 Matthew Eisman. All Rights Reserved. ((Photo by Matthew Eisman/Getty Images))

Photos of the rock band MUTEMATH performing on the Odd Soul Tour 2012 at Best Buy Theater, NYC. March 8, 2012. Copyright © 2012 Matthew Eisman. All Rights Reserved. ((Photo by Matthew Eisman/Getty Images))

Photos of the rock band MUTEMATH performing on the Odd Soul Tour 2012 at Best Buy Theater, NYC. March 8, 2012. Copyright © 2012 Matthew Eisman. All Rights Reserved. ((Photo by Matthew Eisman/Getty Images))

Photos of the rock band MUTEMATH performing on the Odd Soul Tour 2012 at Best Buy Theater, NYC. March 8, 2012. Copyright © 2012 Matthew Eisman. All Rights Reserved. ((Photo by Matthew Eisman/Getty Images))

Photos of the rock band MUTEMATH performing on the Odd Soul Tour 2012 at Best Buy Theater, NYC. March 8, 2012. Copyright © 2012 Matthew Eisman. All Rights Reserved. ((Photo by Matthew Eisman/Getty Images))

Photos of the rock band MUTEMATH performing on the Odd Soul Tour 2012 at Best Buy Theater, NYC. March 8, 2012. Copyright © 2012 Matthew Eisman. All Rights Reserved. ((Photo by Matthew Eisman/Getty Images))

Photos of the rock band MUTEMATH performing on the Odd Soul Tour 2012 at Best Buy Theater, NYC. March 8, 2012. Copyright © 2012 Matthew Eisman. All Rights Reserved. ((Photo by Matthew Eisman/Getty Images))

Photos of the rock band MUTEMATH performing on the Odd Soul Tour 2012 at Best Buy Theater, NYC. March 8, 2012. Copyright © 2012 Matthew Eisman. All Rights Reserved. ((Photo by Matthew Eisman/Getty Images))

Photos of the rock band MUTEMATH performing on the Odd Soul Tour 2012 at Best Buy Theater, NYC. March 8, 2012. Copyright © 2012 Matthew Eisman. All Rights Reserved. ((Photo by Matthew Eisman/Getty Images))

Photographer’s Notes

The first three songs in the pit were brutal. Blasting strobes, difficult color washes and lots of movement. Plus the pit was split in half by a moving track that frontman Paul Meany and drummer Darren King would later use to venture out into the crowd. So photographers were relegated to only one side of the pit. I chose stage left near King and bassist Roy Mitchell-Cardenas. Not gonna lie, I was pretty disappointed with my initial take. I felt like Mutemath kicked my butt.

I was lucky to find a clear spot on an elevated area at stage right. I got the majority of my best shots from there. It’s a valuable lesson to not get discouraged after a rough first three songs and continue shooting from the crowd if possible.

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