Couple of shots of NoBunny playing in Highwood, Illinois, so lucky to have gotten out work at midnight after a twelve hour shift to catch this late show.
Struggling to understand why other photographers were using flash in this situation.
Unkown Band / Volstead
Always a long trip, and every year I keep saying that it'll be my last because just general partying, constant chain smoking, walking ten miles a day, and tacos for breakfast, lunch, and dinner knocks off a decade or so every time. Among the highlights was seeing Thee Oh Sees four times, The Octopus Project, and many many talented female fronted bands for She Shreds magazine. More photos to come as I catch up on sleep.
I have been making black and white photographs of concerts over the last decade. I usually question the value of a photograph (a visual experience) of live music (and audio experience). Part of it is compulsion. I don't know how to behave at rock concerts without interjecting myself in the experience. Im too big to crowd surf, but front stage, against the rail, and in the pit I feel at home. In a sense these photographs are representative of making a conscious decision that what I am experiencing is memorable, while also dictating that at one point I was present. Although the front page of the website will only feature photographs of concerts (for the time being) the blog will be showcasing many different projects that I will be working on. I am continuously trying to bolster my experience in food/product photography, as well as expand my knowledge of studio photography. Most importantly I want to host a series of conversations between other photographers, in a search to further understand the medium and differences between myself and other photographers. I hope you enjoy.