• Bill O'Leary

    Pit and Music Photographer

Bill O’Leary 

 America concert photography

Live Music Concert and Festival Pit Photographer.

  • Website ~ Website
  • Location of Music Photographer ~ Colorado / America
  • Available to work in any country ~ Yes
  • Available for Tour ~ Yes
  • Freelance ~ Yes
  • Published work ~ Yes and the list is endless

 Live music images from the Pit 

With a career spanning 40 years in concert photography it is fitting that these galleries from this photographer highlight some of his exceptional early work a long long time before Digital photography. All the images were taken from the stage and pit area using an analogue camera during the early 80`s starting with the one and only Freddie Mercury from Queen. He is followed by Bob Seeger during the `Against The Wind`tour and the third image is of the Hard Rock band Van Halen

A gallery of Rock

The second gallery from this Colorado based concert photographer begins with a staggering capture of Angus Young of AC/DC taken during the `Back In Black` Tour at the `Palladium Theatre` in New York. The English Rock  / Heavy Metal band Def Leppard were photographed at a concert in 1980.The third image was taken during the `Deguello tour` at Capitol Theatre and shows ZZ Top doing their thing.

A gallery of Icons and legends

Starting with the Hard Rock and Heavy Metal band Rush this third gallery offers some great captures of legends and icons.The second image is of the Iconic America Glam Rock band Kiss on their `Lick It Up`tour in 1984 in Denver.Then its more  Heavy Metal and taken during the `British Steel` tour at the `Asbury Park Convention Hall` in New Jersey is the English band Judas Priest.

A gallery from a Minolta SLR

The fourth gallery from this concert photographer, who began by trading in his Sony home stereo system for a black leather jacket and Minolta SLR camera starts with the English Rock guitarist  Jeff Beck taken during the `There And Back` tour. Next is the  Psychedelic and Hard Rock singer and guitarist Ted Nugent at `The Spectrum` in Philadelphia followed by Van Halen on the `Women And Children First` tour of 1980.

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A gallery of  Rock

The fifth and final gallery from this music photographer`s extensive, over 25,000 concert images, begins with the American Rock band Grateful Dead during a concert at `Madison Square Garden` and is followed by the drummer from the Canadian band Rush. The final image from this photographer and taken during the `Animal Magnetism` tour is of the German rock band Scorpions .

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Live music event promoters, if you are searching for an experienced Pit photographer to cover your next music event, try this live music and Pit photographer from Colorado / America. Contact him directly by using any of the social media links provided.


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