So I know I missed the “Merry Christmas” and the “Happy New Years” posts. I have been caught up in enjoying those particular holidays and neglected my blog. So here it is, merry belated Christmas and happy week-ago New Year! Better? Here is a little of what I have been up to.
I got the opportunity to shoot some photos of Mac Miller at the Knitting Factory this past Friday night. I love shooting concerts. You get to see a good show, the lights are fun, and your subjects are typically jovial.
Yup, yet again I found myself working for the ever-so-fabulous Shanda Golden and her guitar-ripping, mustache-wearing, business-owning husband Greg. The event? Frank Hannon from Tesla was in town for their reunion tour and was at Bizarre Guitar to do a meet and greet. While he was there he also did a fun little concert with the Greg Golden Band.
If you have never heard of Tesla or the Greg Golden Band then look them up. If you are into classic rock then they are sure to tickle your fancy. I showed up and took a few shots of the store and of them setting up. Shanda instructed me on what would happen when Hannon arrived. She wanted a few pics of the show and of him playing then I was to go down into the guitar vault and shoot a couple behind-the-scenes shots of her show, In The Vault with Shanda Golden. Shooting the behind the scenes stuff was super fun. It was interesting to see how a production like that works. I also think I got some decent photos from it.
We then moved upstairs and I got to do some photos of Hannon and Greg Golden rip on the stage. This shoot was honestly pretty challenging. Usually with band shoots they have a ton of great colorful lights that are bouncing around doing crazy things that make any picture look good. This, however, was not the case. I was dealing with regular ceiling lights that kept getting in my way plus noisy backgrounds. By noisy I mean full of distracting elements. The only audible noise was coming from the band, which was awesome by the way. Though it was a challenge I think I managed to get some clean backgrounds and some decent moments. This was definitely a successful shoot and I am fairly proud of the images. Head to Bizarre Guitar’s Facebook Page to see the whole gallery. Also, if you are into it check out Tesla and the Frank Hannon Band for some wicked, eighties rock riffs and of course, lots of hair!