This was my second gig roaming on behalf of Do206. The bill included Thunderpussy, Hibou, Dancer and Prancer, The Echolarks, and Joe Gregory. All were great! Beers were provided by Goose Island at the pre-party and there was even chocolate by Theo again. Hard to top that.
Had a minute to photograph Peaches before her Key Arena gig at Bumbershoot! You can read Evan's J. Peterson's interview with her here: http://www.thestranger.com/music/feature/2015/09/30/22937617/from-lowbrow-to-high-art-the-rise-and-rise-of-peaches
A few more- good weekend for photos!
Ahh much to share! Used my brand new Canon 5DS this Labor Day weekend at Bumbershoot at Seattle Center- wanted to get a good feel for shooting and working with its 50-megapixel files, and all I can say is they are GORGEOUS!! Anxious to write up a detailed review including reference photos, but at the moment have to stay on task to meet deadlines and tie up loose ends before flying out to LA on Thursday morning for a darn big gig. Super excited! But not for the all-nighters tonight and tomorrow. Anyway, here are 15 of the 22 images City Arts published online today. Also got to meet and do portraits of Peaches on behalf of The Stranger, which was an awesome awesome opportunity, but will try and sit on those until the interview is published.
Before I moved to Seattle from Indiana, six years ago, just about the only things I knew about Seattle were The Stranger, KEXP, and rain. My dream job upon arrival was getting in at The Stranger as a copy editor / page designer, which is what I'd done in Indiana. I'm so glad things didn't work out that way. As a photographer, access is so important, and being affiliated with not only Seattle Gay News and City Arts Magazine but also The Stranger is huge. So many thanks to Kelly O and Sean Nelson for taking me on at the last minute and letting me contribute.
Thanks goes to The Stranger for the photo credentials. It was a good first time working with them, shooting alongside Josh Bis and Kelly O!
And the "most photogenic" award goes to Father John Misty. What a performer.
Leaving for Sasquatch in the morning! Last year when Dru Dinero and I went to photograph and review the festival on behalf of Seattle Gay News, I was broke, hadn't booked that many gigs for the upcoming summer, and was feeling pretty sorry for myself. The weekend really helped to turn the year -- and my attitude -- around. Was a much needed break from the office and chance to unwind with a good friend. I've been in a much better place since, and am really looking forward to doing it again.
Grace, Jimmy and their band The True Loves will be playing the mainstage on day two of Bumbershoot this summer. They are great. And happy 12 years to your shop, Wazhma!
Nola was my third and final trip in a month, and my favorite city I've ever visited by a long shot. It's a place where just so much culture intersects and overlaps, and I can definitely see myself getting back there before too long. And my big camera will be with me the next time; I love my little Fugi X100S, but it's a snapshot camera and I'm just not nearly as quick with it - missed out on a lot of good moments and felt really limited at times. Anyway, I'd go on and on about the city, but I've been away from home for so long that edits are calling my name. But yeah, if you haven't been to The Big Easy yet - make it happen. JUST GO (during the spring or fall, that is). And hit me up for recommendations!
Friday evening I joined a team of volunteer photographers at Runway to Freedom 5 at Showbox at the Market. RTF was founded in 2010 by Lauren Grinnell and this year's event benefited Mary's Place, a shelter for homeless women and children, and showcased a runway show, live music and an auction. It made for a great excuse to get out of the studio and away from editing for a night. Had a really great time, ran into a lot of friends, and hope I'm invited by lead photographer, Kendall Lauren, again next year!
Thanks to Max Chesnut and FIAT of Kirkland for the opportunity!