Bad Boy Ent. Re-Union Tour at the Forum in Los Angeles Captured by Van Styles


Der Name Van Styles dürfte dem aufmerksamen WHUDAT-Leser mittlerweile ein bekannter Begriff sein. Mit zahlreichen Sets von entzückenden Models oder imposantem Street-Photography & Aerial-Footage, verstand es der Fotograf aus Los Angeles in der Vergangenheit Bestens, uns zu unterhalten. Seine Sets als Konzert-Fotograf sind hingegen ziemlich rar. Leider verhindert der rappelvolle Terminkalender des Fotografen in der Regel eine Teilnahme an musikalischen Events. Eine Ausnahme war allerdings der Stop von Puff Daddy’s “Bad Boy Ent. Re-Union”-Tour zu Anfang des Monats im Forum von Los Angeles. Mr. Styles war an diesem denkwürdigen Abend vor Ort und beschert uns nun eine ganze Rutsche Aufnahmen von Artists wie Faith Evans, Mase, Lil Kim, DMX, French Montana, Nas, A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, Mary J. Blige, Dr. Dre oder Snoop Dogg, welche Sean “Puffy” Combs auf der Bühne vereinte. Just have a look + Enjoy:

I always love an opportunity to do some concert photography. Even with the traveling I did last month to Hawaii then N.Y. when I got a call asking if I would be interested in photographing the three final shows of the Bad Boy Re-Union tour I of course said yes. For me Bad Boy was a label that while growing up in the 90’s provided some essential soundtracks to my life. I never got a chance to go to any of the shows featuring artist from the famed label back then, so I felt had a lot of catching up to do. While Diddy has expanded beyond just a label to other successful business ventures you can tell his heart is still in music & entertaining. The constant theme of making a good time for the concert goers was evident at the few shows I got to attend. First starting off in Oakland then Las Vegas finishing up with the final performance in L.A. at the Forum. To see people from Diddy to Faith Evans to Mase to Lil Kim to French Montana it was great to see the connection of the past to the future. With the L.A. show there was definitely a lot of rumors going around as to what special guests might show up to perform. The city of angels definitely had a surprise given that A$AP Rocky came out on stage alongside A$AP Ferg, Mary J. Blige, Nas and a performance from Dr. Dre and Snoop. As someone who grew up listening to many of these artist it was really great to see them perform live. More noticeably was the crowds that filled these venues. Seeing how this music can touch so many lives which in turn brought so many different types of people together to enjoy these sounds was simply beautiful. Young to old, man to woman, white to black it was awesome to witness. – Van Styles
















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