Posts Tagged ‘music photography’

Aesop Rock & Rob Sonic @ The Pageant | 01.10.17

Indie rap legend Aesop Rock with Rob Sonic and DJ Zone performing to a sold out crowd at Delmar Hall in Saint Louis, Missouri on January 10th, 2017.

Indie rap legend Aesop Rock with Rob Sonic and DJ Zone performed to a sold out crowd at Delmar Hall in Saint Louis, Missouri on January 10th, 2017.

Photos: The Used @ The Pageant | 01.22.13

The Used Live At The Pageant

The Used have been going strong for over 10 years and had no problem showing their might at The Pageant in St. Louis on January 22nd, 2013 while headlining the Take Action Tour.

Photos: Derek Hoke @ KDHX | 12.14.12

Derek Hoke Studio Perfomance at KDHX

Nashville singer-songwriter Derek Hoke and his Hoke Ridge Boys stopped by KDHX to do a live studio performance last week before their set later in the day at Off Broadway with Corey Chisel and the Wandering Sons.

Photos: Swans At The Firebird | October 23rd, 2012

Michael Gira of Swans @ The Firebird | 10.23.12

It’s hard to think of what things to have occurred in St. Louis since Swans played the city last. It’s been over twenty years, and the band has had just as many ups and downs as screwy St. Louie, yet both are currently on an upswing. The venue they played, First Rock, was a fixture […]

Review: Lensbaby Sweet 35

Lensbaby Sweet 35 by Bryan J. Sutter

I’ve enjoyed shooting with the Lensbaby system for over 2 years now.  Rarely do I go out to shoot and leave my Composer at home.  As a music photographer it’s saved my butt in a few situations with tough angles, difficult subject matter, or tricky lighting. I may not always get photos that a major […]

Question: How Do You Make It Work As a Photographer?

Torche by Bryan J. Sutter

  A few days ago I received an email from Kristan Lieb, who turns outs to be a pretty talented young photographer (check out her site, there’s some good stuff!) with an internship at Paste Magazine which I can only assume is as awesome as it sounds. She asked me, in short, “How do you make […]

Review: Lensbaby Soft Focus Optic

The Lensbaby Optic Swap System is pretty neat, to say the least. With it, you can have a variety of creative options at your fingertips in just a few quick steps. The core optics (single glass, double glass, plastic, and pinhole) were pretty impressive offerings that made the Lensbaby system very attractive for those looking […]

Favorite Photos of 2011: Part 2

Alright, back into it! Black Lips at The Firebird– Yes, Black Lips show up twice. You wanna know why? Because they rule. After touring around the world for most of the year, Black Lips played their second to last show before Lollapalooza at The Firebird. If you asked any of them what they planned on […]

Favorite Photos of 2011: Part 1

In 2011 there was no shortage of good shows. As the scene grows and matures, more and more national acts have taken notice of what’s going on in Saint Louis. I’ve seen this over the last few years and it excites me to no end. I remember when it felt like no one came here […]


New day job equals not a lot of free time. I’ve got my Lensbaby review almost finished, as well as some other things going on. Group shot from Trevor Hall’s sold out performance. Stood next to two girls from Colorado who have been following him across the country.

Always Fighting Satan (Part 2)

Geez, this is going to be long. But I’ve got to get caught up. Since I started shooting 25+ nights a month it’s been tough updating this. However, I do update my Flickr as often as possible, so if you’re in a band I’ve shot recently, that’s going to be your best bet to see […]

Always Fighting Satan (Part 1)

I haven’t updated in over a month for the following reasons: dealing with copyright infringement, allergies, and trying my best to not fake the funk. It hasn’t been fun, I can tell you that much. If you want to help me out with those things, or just have a gnarly print to show people you’re […]