14 oracle items tagged as photos
April 23, 2015 / submitted by Laurie, Canada
Q.  Hey Oracle, Hope you are doing great! A good while back you answered a question with regards to a video of The Scientist, performed at Glastonbury 2005. The band as you recall took crowd pics after the song.
Any ideas what sites they may have shown up on, would really love to see them.

I've never seen those photos published anywhere. As you may know, the band took photos on disposable cameras during the Twisted logic Tour and threw the cameras out into the crowd. Goodness knows who caught them and where - if anywhere - the photos appeared. I'm sure some will have made their way online.
Perhaps we should start a campaign to track them down?

October 8, 2014 / submitted by Chris, United Kingdom
Q.  During the X & Y era, Penny Howle (tour photographer?) took photos of Coldplay. I have recently obtained one of these photos which is signed by all of the Coldplay members. Apparently Coldplay sent these to fan's upon request, some of which are even personalised. Can you confirm this is true? It would help all of us budding collectors out there! Thanks Oracle.

Penny was the tour photographer and I know the photo - I have it right here. There were signed photos but very few would have been personalized. Even back in 2005, the demand for photos was high and it wasn't possible to dedicate them individually. There are some forgeries out there but hopefully yours is genuine.

June 11, 2014 / submitted by D, United Kingdom
Q.  Dear Oracle
Do the band mind if we take pics of them at concerts? May seem a silly question but I am due to see them live and know how I would feel if someone took my pic without permission!! ;/ Thanks!

As long as you're not using a camera that has a detachable lens - i.e. a professional one - you are more than welcome to take photos. That is why we encourage you to upload your photos to our Live section.

August 21, 2013 / submitted by Chrissy, New Zealand
Q.  Hi! I don't really have a question, but rather just a msg for you!
I went to Coldplay's concert in Auckland and I uploaded some photos! Feel free to use them if you wanted photos taken from concert-rockers point of view haha.

Your concert was like, perfectly amazing! Thank you! :) x

As you can imagine, there are millions of photos taken over the course of a Coldplay tour and while it's not possible to peruse them all, we do encourage fans to upload their pictures to our website. Please do add yours to the Auckland show.

July 10, 2013 / submitted by Naomi, United Kingdom
Q.  Hey Oracle,
a few months ago Coldplay had an exhibition of some of their pieces from Mylo Xyloto. You could buy prints of them which were signed limited editions and also digital prints. I wanted to know if it was still possible to get the digital prints of pictures of the band because I want to get one for my mums birthday in August.
Thank you all knowing oracle!!

Try the Album Artists' shop and make sure you select the currency in the top right corner before you checkout.

July 16, 2012 / submitted by Kenzo, Mexico
Q.  Coldplay please I have really nice pictures of you guys in the toyota center in Houston I would love if you can see them please with all my heart

The best option for your photos to be seen is to upload them to the Live Transmissions section of the website.
If your pics are on tumblr, you never know, they may end up on ours.

June 6, 2012 / submitted by Aimee, United States of America
Q.  Dear Oracle,

I'm really enjoying R42's HD panoramas of the crowds from Emirates' and other shows. All those smiling, happy people anticipating a stellar night! Tell me, how did this tradition start? I've seen OK Go and MGMT in the past year, and they take pics of their audiences too! Which band kicked it off?

Thanks! x

Many artists have been taking photos of their audiences for years. Digital technology has improved so much that in recent times sporting events and groups such as U2 & Take That have taken 360 degree shots of the crowd where you can zoom in and tag yourself for example.
After the first night photo that Roadie #42 took, we loved it so much that it was decided to do one every night from the same point.
Typically I'm not in my seat when I click to zoom.
It's a great interactive tool but as for the first band to do it... I don't actually know but it wasn't OK Go or MGMT.

May 28, 2012 / submitted by Sarah, Switzerland
Q.  Dear Oracle

I have some really nice shots from yesterday's show in Zurich and want to share them with you and all the fans. But how?


You can share them by uploading them to our Live Transmissions section on this very website. Look forward to seeing them!

April 23, 2012 / submitted by Adelaide, United States of America
Q.  Respectable Oracle,

How is it that we, as Coldplayers, are asked to upload pictures and videos to update the Live Archive when cameras are not allowed? Or is it assumed that we all own smart-ish cellular devices? I am not trying to be facetious, just wondering how others have gotten by sneaking these shots because I am seriously contemplating smuggling a memory catcher *cough* into the Coldplay concert I am soon attending.

Love always,

Who says you're not allowed to take a camera? Apart from camera phones which I know many people do have these days, you are allowed to take cameras - as long as they're not full professional kit. Leave the telephoto lens at home but snap away and then share your pics via Live Transmission.

February 21, 2012 / submitted by Max, Canada
Q.  Hi Oracle,
I recently dug out my old camera and found a beautiful picture from the Vancouver show of the Viva la Vida tour. I really want to share it with people and submit it but I missed the deadline for submitting tour photos to the site. How can I submit it?


There is no deadline to submit tour photos to the site so just click here and upload them.