I shoot live music: distorted, crunchy, beautiful and pretty much feel the same way about listening to it. The results are images, which weigh in on grit and character over perfection. We all have that magic thing that compels beyond average logic and reason. A love for music, that indefinable, being a piece of the picture unite here.
Chronologically and loosely this work is situated between 2008 and 2016. The subjects in these images span various musical genres. Some are by commission, some a document, but I consider the entire process an art form. The attraction and fascination of live music is the free rolling experience and moment for musicians, the audience and photographer alike.
I started shooting shows after a bunch of years behind the scenes, time out as a show tech and cutting one’s teeth as a creative for studio, film, events and stage. Somehow all this has merged.
Finally, please and thank you, these images are absolutely not for reproduction without written permission. Do check in first, for many reasons I do not wish to get into.
What does resonate, is this quote from Patti Smith.
“To me, punk rock is the freedom to create, freedom to be successful, freedom to not be successful, freedom to be who you are. It’s freedom.” -Patti Smith