Standing back and watching the show, backstage with my best friend while working for a publication was thrilling.
New York City
February 22, 2013
I got my start in NYC photographing bands for temporarily-defunct The Whiskey Dregs. Free shows. Free music. Cool people and interesting venues — all with various lighting conditions and a sometimes adherence to non-flash photography, which is a bitch when you’re shooting at places like Mercury Lounge with dim moody lighting. I’d take a shot and pause to review it on my tiny LCD screen. Sometimes it’d look sharp and right and others it’d look blurry with light smearing the background. Although unusable, these shots would often become favorites which would be sadly relegated to the un-flagged pile of my digital contact sheets.
I enjoy the abstractions of light, the contours of the human body and how it could be pulled apart like sci-fi film experiment. I rarely ever look at these though I feel that they more accurately portray the feeling of the artists’ music — the mood and the action. A couple years ago, I wanted to make a whole series of these. Blurred portraits of indie bands on the up-and-up but I never pursued it. It might have been a fun project.
To be clear, most of these are happy mistakes.
New York City
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I’m a huge fan of A Place to Bury Strangers and they’ve provided my favorite concert photos. Lead singer and guitarist, Oliver Ackermann composed this video from his collection of Hipstamatic photos in what is probably the most inexpensive yet cool music video I’ve ever seen. The song is pretty great, too. It’s on their upcoming EP due out on 2/7.
To see some of my favorite shots of this raucous band, go HERE.
August 8, 2011
Keep scrolling to find pictures of all of the bands.
This is part of a review I did for The Whiskey Dregs.
A Place to Bury Strangers
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
Apollo Heights is a very good band to watch when you’re out and about town.
There’s no yes yes band.
Here are some pictures though that I took of Jessica 6 and Emilie Simon @ Mercury Lounge on 3/1