Michael Strickland Photography

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard at Forest Hills Stadium

With black midi and Leah Senior

Friday night’s King Gizzard shoot was a lot of firsts for me:

  1. First stadium show
  2. First pit with more than five photographers: 18? 20?
  3. First time I was told “all songs, yes flash.” (It was more like first 40 minutes, but who’s counting?)

With that many photographers, I had a hard time avoiding imposter syndrom, both in the pit and in the days after when so many amazing photos started to show up on instagram. But as always happens, after a few days of editing and reflection (and the experience of meeting so many photographers I’d previously admired from afar) I was able to appreciate the incredible experience for what it was.