“It’s all about peace, love and positivity.” – Logic I have been capturing photos of live music for over 15 years and Logic at WAMU Theater is in my top 3 shows ever. Naturally I love listening to an MC who loves Star Wars, sci-fi, and feelings. The show had it all ranging from a unique stage design, crowd interaction, and comedy. Someone even proposed in the crowd and Logic mixed up the lyrics of the song Everyday to celebrate. I even bought a tour t-shirt, which was a first for me. You can see some of my photos below and more at Do206 and Do503.
I have had Port Towsend on my mind for the past couple of months and I got to see all the hard work pay off last weekend at @THINGnw. I helped promote the festival via @Do206, built the THING website, and even ran socials for the festival for a bit. Excited to see what @stgpresents has in store next. AND I also launched the new The Swan Hotel Port Townsend website Tuesday. Here are some photos looking back at last weekend in Port Townsend. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Do206.com (@do206)
I haven’t been shooting as much live music as I used to, but I could not pass up the opportunity to capture my current favorite band The Knocks when they played at The Showbox in Seattle. According to Spotify, I listened to their music for over 13 hours and also edited my sister’s wedding video I captured to their music (the official wedding edit was to a royalty free song, but man does their song Retrograded give that loving feeling and I had to make a separate edit just to share). My friend Matt Ogle is also on tour with the band running lights, so across the board it was a super fun night. Take a look at some of the photos below and make sure to listen to their music.
I had the opportunity to do some marketing for Pearl Jam and The Home Shows thanks to Do206.com. I captured a photo of the Pearl Jam flag being raised on the Space Needle when the show was announced in the fall and Pearl Jam reposted it on their socials as well. It was an amazing honor since Pearl Jam was the first concert I went to and Vs. was the first tape I ever bought. Two days before the show Pearl Jam reached out to Do206 and offered me a photo pass to capture the shows. I have captured a lot of live music over the years, but this was truly special. The day of the show Pearl Jam raised the flag again and I captured another photo that they retweeted, trended on Twitter and reached over 500,000 people.
I had the opportunity to be part of BeatMatch the producer beat battle in Seattle. I helped with the marketing, web development, photos and video. You can watch the full recap video below and check out the online recap. BeatMatch Recap
Spencer from the Seattle band, My Cartoon Heart, recently contacted me about capturing some photos of their show at the Conor Byrne Pub and a few promo portraits. I love capturing live music, so for a small fee I agreed to come capture the show. Before the show I met the duo and we ventured around Ballard for 15 minutes to capture some promo photos for future use. For all of these I used a portable ring flash and a 17-35mm lens. After the quick portrait session we ventured back inside the pub for the show. It was a good time and their mix of original music and covers were a great way to start the weekend. Check out some of the photos below. You can hear My Cartoon Heart’s music at their website and by following any of the links below. Soundcloud BandCamp Facebook
Jason Woo contacted me about filling in for him at Q Nightclub in Seattle for a night. It has been a very, very long time since I have been in a night club or captured photos inside of one. Overall, it was fun to get out of my comfort zone again and test out some new diffusors I recently acquired. The music and vibe of Q was actually really fun and if you are trying to go our and dance the night away it is the first place you should go in Capitol Hill. Here’s a few of my photos and you can see them all on Q’s Facebook page.
I have had the pleasure of watching and listening Grant Eadie aka the electronic artist Manatee Commune grow as a musisican over the past couple year and it has been amazing how far his music has come. Manatee Commune plays multiple instruments on stage and then loops all the audio to create full songs as a one man band. Last night I had ventured to Nectar Lounge in Seattle to watch Manatee Commune live for the first time in over a year and he was on point. I told my girlfriend before the show “I was only going to take three photos” and that didn’t happen because I ended up capturing several photos and making a montage edit to one of my favorite songs on the new Thistle EP “Simple Lessons”.
My friends and owners of the Wild Buffalo brought Snoop Dogg to Bellingham, Washington and I had to go to the show. Luckily I had one vacation day left and made the trip up north to listen to Gin and Juice and all the classics live. It was worth the trip to see some old friends, listen to some classics and capture some photos that you can see below. Follow along on: Instagram Twitter Facebook Tumblr You can purchase prints of my photos, cell phone cases, bed sheets, bags and even shower curtains on my FineArtAmerica account here: Fine Art America Prints