Gallery Show: Online, Newspaper Feature, more

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After a few busy past few weeks preparing for the gallery show, I expected things to slow down a little, but it just wasn't in the cards. Following the opening, the Dresden Dolls rolled into town, a newspaper got in touch to write a small feature, and contracts were signed for an exciting opportunity.But, without further delay, I'm pleased to announce that the online version of gallery show is now up:

An Exhibit of Concert Photography

For anyone familiar with my own portfolio or personal favorites, the collection probably won't come as any huge surprise, but I hope you enjoy the selection. The actual show will be up for another month, so for anyone in the city who hasn't seen it yet, I'll be happy to meet up with you if you can make it to Suite 100.

In other news, the newspaper feature on the exhibit ran in the Sunday edition of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and included two images from the show. I sent the newspaper's photo editor a set of six images, but I was happy to see that Fab and Zach made the final cut. Personally, I think it's great that the hometown hero beat out Sting, Morrissey, and others for a little newspaper real estate.

Here's a clipping of the newspaper piece:

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The short write-up is also available online here.

As a final bit of news, I'm pleased to announce my representation through Retna, an independent photo agency that specializes is entertainment images. Retna's clients include nearly all major music media, including MTV, Spin, and Rolling Stone. While the agency covers many aspects of entertainment, one interesting fact is that the company was founded by British music photographer Michael Putland, a man with an impressive roll call of rock legends tucked into his portfolio.

I'm not quite there yet, but I'm working on it. Thanks again to everyone who has shown me support with this little diversion of music photography.

My Camera DSLR and Lenses for Concert Photography

Nikon D850:
I use two Nikon D850 for my live music photography. A true do-it-all DSLR with amazing AF, fast response, and no shortage of resolution.
nikon-24-70mm-f28-lens-squareNikon 24-70mm f/2.8:
For most gigs, the 24-70mm is my go-to lens. Exceptional image quality at wide apertures and super-functional range.
Nikon-70-200-squareNikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR:
A perfect pair to the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8, I can basically shoot any job with the midrange and this lens. Superb image quality.
nikon-14-24mm-f28-lens-squareNikon 14-24mm f/2.8:
Ultra-wide perspective, ridiculously sharp even wide open at f/2.8. I love using this lens up-close and personal, where it excels.
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