We bring you these two wonderful images of Kraftwerk at the Tate Modern, taken by our photographer, Stephen Parker.
Here’s Stephen talking about how he came about these images.
<<My wife and I had tickets to see Kraftwerk perform at the Tate Modern. Knowing how tight security would be, there was no way I’d get in with my pro-camera. Somehow, we met a rather dubious character in the local pub, who claimed he worked on the lighting rig, and could get us into an ‘area for photographers’ the next night. £25 for both of us. His mates all looked like villains from 70’s tv show, ‘Minder’.
It turned out he had a deal with the security guards who were in charge of the smoking area around the back. Come the night of the gig, they waived us in, pro-camera n’all. We only paid the guy when we got inside. Naughty, but hey, it was Kraftwerk! Sometimes you need to be a bit stealthy when it comes to capturing images that might just turn out to be classics. These are two of the best I shot that night.