After the last few months of photographing bands in Arenas, Amphitheatres, and at Festivals, it was nice to shoot a show like this again. No barricade, no 3 song limit, and hardly a chance of moving once Converge hit the stage. My camera and I were totally at the mercy of the band, the constant barrage of stage divers, and the 400 bodies behind me. And I loved every minute of it. Shooting in battle conditions is how I got my start with concert photography, and no matter how spoiled I get by shooting the big ‘rock shows’, I will never get tired of photographing under such duress. Check out a few more of my photos over at the Decibel Magazine blog.
It’s hard for me to believe that I’ve been witnessing Death Angel live for almost 30 years, but indeed I have. I’ve also photographed the band live eight times, and even now there are moments where I have to put down my camera and just watch, because I am still blown away by just how amazing they are live. This show at the New Parish was no exception, and you can read more about it over at ümlaut.
Shooting the Treasure Island Music Festival is a bit more relaxed than shooting Outside Lands. With only two stages, and no bands going head to head, I had more than enough time to grab a beer between sets, and casually make my way over to the opposite stage. Highlights of the weekend, at least photography wise, included Dirty Ghosts, Public Enemy, Grimes, Imperial Teen, and Gossip. Check out more of my photos over at the East Bay Express.
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27 ago, 7 Seconds changed the way I listened to music, and every time I have had the opportunity to photograph them it’s been a bit surreal. Last night at 924 Gilman was no exception. Standing up against the stage trying to take photos while protecting my gear from the constant barrage of fearless stage diving kids, I got a bit caught up in the moment, and spent just as much time with my fist in the air while screaming the lyrics as I did looking through my lens. And to see so many young people, some of who I’m sure weren’t even born when the band released their first records, doing the same was pretty amazing. It’s funny how these days it’s at the shows of the bands I grew up listening to where I have taken some of my favorite photos….