Whenever I hear that Greek Fire has a show, I make it a point to shoot it whenever possible. These guys just put on a show that’s incredibly thrilling for their fans and fantastic for photographers. This show was all the more so a must-see because it marked the long-awaited return of drummer Johnny Venus. [...]
Brookroyal always puts on a great show, and their ever-intense performance at the Point’s Ho Ho show with Greek Fire was no exception. Lots of searing hot white light from the back of the stage made this a challenge in terms of photography, but one that had some rewarding results as well.
Sometimes, you’re on assignment for a small gig without a pit. And sometimes, during said gig, they light the entire show with yellow-orange front-lighting. What do you do?
It can be hard to gauge how a band’s touring production can translate from one venue to the next. Having seen a handful of images from Awolnation’s 2012 tour, I knew that the band was coming with a big lightup logo and a few LED arrays at the back of the stage, but beyond that, [...]
Quick preview from last night’s epic set with Greek Fire at Pop’s for 105.7 The Point’s HOHO show. If you haven’t heard of Greek Fire before – trust me, you’ll be seeing some big things from these guys.
The Dillinger Escape Plan are one of my favorite bands to photograph. Show after show, they prove themselves on the stage as one of the best live acts on the planet. And not through an elaborate stage production, but seemingly through a force of will to pretty much annihilate themselves on stage every single night. [...]
Opening for Motörhead, Clutch brought their blues-tinged hard rock down like a sledgehammer on an extremely sold-out crowd. Somewhat surprisingly, Clutch also had the most photogenic lighting of the night with just the right amount of haze and big, bold splashes of backlighting.
Suicide Silence was the last band up before Megadeth on the Endgame tour and they brought a crushing set of deathcore under equally brutal red lights.
June 13, 2009 – Led by the ever vehement Tim McIlrath, Rise Against closed down the night with a fiery set after stellar sets by Rancid and the Riverboat Gamblers.
April 15, 2009 – Headlining the AP Tour 2009, Atlanat’s crunkcore kings Family Force 5 brought a raucous dose of crushing riffs, danceable beats, and charged chorus lines that had the pit heaving.
Alternative Press, #249, January 2009, page 38 – Alternative Press is running a half-page shot of Cobra Starship that I made back in October in their current issue.
Just one shot for today, from Tyga’s performance in support of Metro Station. I set up one SB-600 speedlight camera left on a speaker stack and triggered it with the Nikon SB-900.
August 12, 2008 – Filter frontman Richard Patrick brought the sonic napalm, his signature high range, and a pair of primed lungs to the stage in the band’s high-energy performance at Pop’s.
From the opening bars of “Fall Back Down,” the pit is a seething, frothing mass of bodies, metal studs, and spiked hair. By the second song, crowd surfers are coming toward the stage faster as security can catch them, crashing in waves across the barricade at the front of the pit.