Converge @ Slim’s – San Francisco, Ca. October 26th, 2012

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 @ 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.

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.