The Evens feature shoot.

The Evens.
The Evens.

The Evens.   The Evens.

Last month, I shot The Evens (Ian MacKaye and Amy Farina) in their home for Ghetto Blaster magazine, for a feature about their new album. I was a little nervous, unsure how it would be working with Ian, but my worries were totally unfounded – they were both great to work with, friendly, firm about what they wanted, and full of great ideas that made the final product better. A great shoot, and I think the final product came out well!

The Evens - Ghetto Blaster cover tear sheet
The Evens - Ghetto Blaster splash tear sheet

Noisem (formerly Necropsy) @ Golden West

Noisem (aka Necropsy) @ GW
Noisem (aka Necropsy) @ GW   Noisem (aka Necropsy) @ GW
Noisem (aka Necropsy) @ GW
Noisem (aka Necropsy) @ GW

Noisem (formerly known as Necropsy) are a great young Baltimore metal band – though their sound and chops are already quite seasoned, as is their live performance. They recently signed to A389 Recordings and changed their name… I would guess you will hear alot more about these guys in the next couple of years. Here are some photos from their last show under the old name, at the Golden West.

Polar Bear Plunge Photobooth

Polar Bear Plunge Photobooth Polar Bear Plunge Photobooth
Polar Bear Plunge Photobooth Captain Dee-Fense - Polar Bear Plunge Photobooth

Every year in Maryland, there is a Polar Bear Plunge to benefit the Special Olympics. It’s grown from a modest event, to one that is huge, with 10,000s of people crowding near the base of the Bay Bridge to watch the brave souls that jump in the freezing cold water. There are bands, contests, and costumes… this year the Baltimore Sun sent me out to take photos of some of the creative costumes of the event. And, as you can see, there was a lot of Ravens pride this year…

You can see all the photos here.

A389 Bash : Left For Dead, Iron Reagan, Integrity

Left For Dead @ A389 Bash 2013
Left For Dead @ A389 Bash 2013

Iron Reagan @ A389 Bash 2013
Iron Reagan @ A389 Bash 2013
IRON REAGANmembers of Municipal Waste, Darkest Hour

Integrity @ A389 Bash 2013

Rad A389 Bash this year – I was only able to make it to the first and last days, due to obligations, but I did manage to see two of my favorite bands: Left For Dead & Integrity. I have loved both since the late 90s, and while I have seen Integrity many times over the years, never thought I would get a chance to see Left For Dead. Thanks to Dom of A389 and the Charm City Art Space for making it happen!

See all the photos (of Integrity, Left For Dead, Iron Reagan) here!

Scream & Government Issue @ Black Cat

Scream @ Black Cat 2012
Scream (and Pablo Fiasco) @ Black Cat 2012
Scream @ Black Cat 2012 HR (of Bad Brains) playing with Scream @ Black Cat 2012
Government Issue @ Black Cat 2012

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.

Read the Washington Post article about the show here, and look at all the photos here on my flickr.