Concert

Plain and simple, concerts are my favorite thing to photograph. For that reason alone they have their own page on my site. The first major artist I photographed was grammy award winner Lauryn Hill. I’ll never forget the nerves, the excitement and the uncertainty of what it meant to photograph a concert. That night I only had her first song to photograph. After my time was up, smiling ear to ear, leaving the front of the stage, the rush I felt was something I wanted to replicate.

Around the same time, I was doing some work with WAAF, the rock radio station in Boston. A few months later I was asked to cover the Five Finger Death Punch and Volbeat. That was my first rock concert photographed. All this did was further secure my love for concert photography. It’s like nothing else I get to photograph. The rules are very straightforward and usually consistent across the board. First 3 songs(sometimes less), no flash, from the photo pit.

“The photo pit” The space between the crowd and the stage. Heavily guarded by security. We get corralled in and out like sheep. The energy is magnetic, the pyro is stifling, the music is pounding, the lights are sporadic. It never gets old. I don’t need to act like “I been there” before. I’m excited, and I let my fellow counterparts know it.  Most cases they share the same sentiment as I do.  We get to photograph some of our favorite artists of all time.

Find the light and anticipate the musicians movement  is the key to producing compelling concert images.  My list of bands photographed is extensive. Photographing Metallica, my favorite band of all time, was pinnacle.  But my biggest aha moment came when photographing KISS. Gene Simmons in  full costume and paint, pointing, tongue hanging out, glaring at my lens. I fondly remember lowering my camera for a bit to soak it in, and Gene acknowleded me with a nod and I went back to work.

Rob Zombie @ Xfinity Center Aug 8th 2018

Rob Zombie @ Xfinity Center Aug 8th 2018

Rob Zombie came out like a ball of fire and didn't relent the whole set.  What an experience photographing and seeing him again. It was my daughters first rock show and she is now hooked!  This was some of the most fun I have had covering a...

Alice in Chains @ the House of Blues

Alice in Chains @ the House of Blues

Boston was buzzing this Saturday evening(B's won a playoff game and the Celts were facing a game 7) Traveling to Lansdowne St. on a Saturday night for 8pm, when a Red Sox game is getting over and trying to find on street parking is always fun. Born and raised here, I...

Marshmello at the House of Blues

Marshmello at the House of Blues

    I find myself immersed in a crowd of oiled up, condom snorting yoots who were hopped up on goofballs ready to dance. It was a fun atmosphere. During one of the opening acts, I was leaning up against a pole in the back, minding my own business when a kid comes up...

The Beautiful People

The Beautiful People

My fondest memory of Marilyn Manson, was during a late 90's MTV video music awards, and he closed the show with "The Beautiful People" and Chris Rock, the host, in that standard Chris Rock voice blurted  out... "Go to church, Go directly to church!" I laughed my ass...

KISS at the DCU

KISS at the DCU

One of my biggest aha moments of my career occurred 30 seconds into their set. Gene Simmons, in  full costume and paint, pointing directly at me, tongue hanging out, glaring at my lens. I fondly remember lowering my camera for a bit to soak it in, and Gene...

Wylde night at the Worcester Palladium

Wylde night at the Worcester Palladium

"Stand up and Shhooouuut!!!" Wait this wasn't a Steel Panther show featuring Ghoade??  Fun fact, Rock Star is one of my favorite movies all time.  I was looking forward to this one for awhile. Zakk Wylde is one of my favorite guitarist of all time. But I came very...

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