Like so many photographers, I cut my teeth in developing as an adaptable professional artist by immersing myself in the world of music. Shooting concerts, and touring with bands, documenting the energy and lifestyle of the indie music scene was a big part of my life for the better part of a decade. So it is only natural that, as a commercial and editorial photographer and video producer, I embrace projects that bring me back to my roots with even more exciting assignments, and subjects. This photo collection is from a separate video production project supporting my friends at DMAK Productions, documenting the world renowned producer, DJ, and performer, Steve Aoki at the Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. Aside from being nearly a household name, and having one of the most recognizable faces in entertainment, he also has the most recognizable hair in the music industry. Which made it even easier to shoot him on stage!
Concert and Event Photography
Let's be honest. Every photographer out there is trying to build their name with exciting concert photos. But, there is more to capturing visceral performance photos than just getting to stand in the pit for three songs and snap away the ubiquitous close-ups of the lead singer looking pensive at the mic. Great concert and event photography should be a lesson in photojournalism, and something of a photo essay under the best circumstances. If you are an artist manager, promoter, or an editor for a media publication or blog, let's talk about what we can do to make your performance assignment stand out.