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.
Death Angel – Kirk Hammett Too Much Horror Business Book Release Party @ Public Works – San Francisco, Ca. November 1st, 2012
Death Angel with Kirk Von Hammett at the Too Much Horror Business book release party at Public Works in San Francisco, Ca. on November 1, 2012…
Death Angel @ The New Parish – Oakland, Ca. October 25th, 2012
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.
Treasure Island Music Festival – San Francisco, Ca. October 13 – 14th, 2012
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.
Deftones @ The Warfield – San Francisco, Ca. October 10th, 2012
Check out more of my photos at Soundspike Media.
St. Vitus @ The Independent – San Francisco, Ca. October 9th, 2012
Scott ‘Wino’ Weinrich of the mighty St. Vitus, taken at The Independent. Check out a few more of my photos from the show over at Soundspike Media.
Slash @ The Fox Theater – Oakland, Ca. October 2nd, 2012
That most awesome shirt that Mr. Saul Hudson is wearing in these photos was designed by SubliminalSF. Check out more of my photos over at the East Bay Express.
Garbage @ The Warfield – San Francisco, Ca. October 1st, 2012
Garbage live at the Warfield. Check out more of my photos from the show over at Soundspike Media.
Accept @ The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, Ca. September 25th, 2012
A few photos of Accept from the Regency Ballroom show last month. Guitarist Wolf Hoffmann made it easy to get some great images, perhaps because he is a professional photographer himself. Check out his work here, and check out more of my photos from the show over at Soundspike Media.
7 Seconds @ 924 Gilman – Berkeley, Ca. September 22nd, 2012
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….