March Fourth Marching Band for Portland Monthly Magazine.
MarchFourth Marching Band now known as MarchFourth! is an American musical and performance group based in Portland, Oregon. They perform mostly instrumental music, combined with a visual performance by stilt walkers, acrobatics and hooping. This image was created for Portland Monthly Magazine.
MarchFourth consists of a horn section (trombones, trumpets, saxophones), a percussion section, electric bass guitar, and electric guitar as well as stiltwalkers, acrobats and dancers. The band members' uniforms are mismatched, and are often redesigned traditional marching band uniforms. The percussion section's drum harnesses are made from recycled bicycle parts.
Portland Monthly Magazine hired cinematic entertainment photographer Andy Batt to shoot this incredible scene. This is a single image. The challenge to shoot so many talented musicians in one photograph is difficult, but Andy rose to the occasion, quite literally. He used a camera crane jammed into the ceiling to get high enough to capture this scene.