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
I have not been to a live show or taken photos at one since last spring, but that all changed last night. I ventured to Chop Suey to watch Flavr Blue along with DJ 100 Proof and it was well worth the trip. DJ 100 Proof warming up the crowd above. “It’s like he is playing my Soundcloud playlist,” said Austin Santiago of D0206 about 100 Proof music selection. Geo of Blue Scholars was also in attendance as a special guest host of the show. Casey of Sensebellum made these photos possible with his expert lighting skills and you can checkout some of those photos of Flavr Blue below. About the Flavr Blue: After a summer of major milestones, the Seattle-based trio the Flavr Blue is about to deliver their most anticipated release yet: The Love Notes EP, a collection that marries the group’s crackling energy with a soulful musical wisdom inherited from influences ranging from Cut Copy and Miike Snow to Feist and Sade. Within just this year, the band put on a show-stealing main stage performance at Seattle’s Capitol Hill Block Party that landed them on the front page of the Seattle Times, has seen their single “We […]
I have been friends with Austin Santiago for quite some time and I had the pleasure of capturing some photos of his 30th birthday at the Wild Buffalo. The night featured the music of Manatee Commune who dropped a new song and Jakubi an amazing band from Australia. Post by Equal Motion.