As is the tradition, here are my self-selected best photos of 2012. These are the Live Music/Concert shots, you can see the Editorial/Portraits/Food shots here… If you wanna see previous years, click here. Here we go: Continue reading
I was lucky enough to have my photo of SUNN O))) at Hopscotch Music Festival selected as #5 on SPIN’s Top Music Photos of 2012. Pretty cool.
I wrote an article about A389 Records, Dom who runs it, and their annual music fest in Baltimore. Read it here.
Stoked to be able to announce my photo of lead actress Deragh Campbell is being used for the festival poster for I Used To Be Darker, the new film from Baltimore director Matt Porterfield. You might know Matt from his previous films Hamilton & Putty Hill. It’s great to be a part of this project, which has just premiered at Sundance as I type this.
Shot the second of two sold out shows at the Black Cat to celebrate the impending release of Salad Days, a documentary about the 80s punk and hardcore scene in DC. Great show. I had seen GI before, so knew what to expect – always fun, though. But Scream I had never seen, and honestly, hadn’t listened to that much in a long time… so I was pleasantly surprised at how much they killed it. Seriously a great performance.
I was asked to write some words in memory of notable Baltimore metal and punk figure Dave Tedder for the City Paper’s annual “People Who Died” issue. I chose the title “Dave Tedder Has A Posse”, which is both a reference to the stickers around town with his face on them (themselves a reference to the famous Andre the Giant stickers) as well as to the fact that Tedder left behind an incalculable number of friends whose life he affected. They chose “The Scene Maker”, which is true as well.
This was my first time at Hopscotch, and I had a blast. A really cool, eclectic festival in Raleigh, North Carolina, which is a nice town. All the fest venues are fairly close together in or around downtown, so it’s really low pressure, very fun and easy to see alot. I’ll definitely be back. Click on to see my favorite shots (as always, mouseover to see the band names). Continue reading
This was a challenging assignment, as we didn’t have access to the subject and instead had to take a last minute photo illustration approach. I think it came out pretty well, all things considered. Read the story here, or read on for outtakes from the session that didn’t make it to the paper… Continue reading
This month’s Decibel magazine has a 3 page spread with five of my photos (Electric Wizard, Napalm Death, Godflesh, Brujeria, & GODFLESH) from this year’s fest. Check it out, it’s the one with Testament on the cover. (That reminds me, I should post my MDF recap… look for it this week, I promise!)
I shot Dan Deacon for last week’s City Paper cover story, which highlighted his new album, America. We shot on his roof, and in his studio, with one of his flags behind him (the flags are the cover of the record and he is having them made to be included with the album!). I’m scared of heights, so the roof shoot was harrowing, but I think it came out pretty well.
Here are all the shots from this shoot, including many which didn’t make the story: Continue reading