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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
I recently picked up a new day job. Far from ideal, but it works. Which every job there comes a change in pace and sometimes it can be a bit exhausting for the first week or two. For me, it’s my feet that take the blunt for now. Standing for 8 hours straight on hard [...]
There is no witty title for this update. Too much else has to be said about the night for that. I’ve seen the room at the Firebird take on many moods and I feel that it is one of the venue’s many strengths, yet I never expected the absolute white knuckle ride that the Black [...]
Every time I update this I think that this is going to be where I start updating at least once a week, but that has yet to happen. I spent most of the last month taking care of personal issues and decided that, for the moment, to shoot less while I iron said issues out. [...]
This past Monday I was lucky enough to shoot the Warped Tour here in St. Louis. With more bands and moderate weather changes than you can shake a stick at, there was a whole lot going on.