Previously, I posted a conversation that biz partner, Andrew Markowitz, and I were having through e-mails, and then I posted Part 2 because we kept going. Then, I got involved in a conversation with New Jersey-based concert photographer Adam Assoian, and we kept going. Therefore, and even though we failed to execute our plan to [...]
So, I got to shoot the opening acts Moon Women and Vivian Girls, but I was really gearing up for the main event: The Black Lips. From Atlanta, Georgia, these guys have been on the scene for quite a few years and have grown to become one of my favorites. They have a really cool [...]
After shooting Moon Women at the start of the Black Lips concert at the Black Cat in Washington, DC, I was starting to feel the rush even more, knowing that I had two more bands to shoot. Having my best friend act as my body guard, we took a break between bands to refill our [...]
I’ve caught a virus and I don’t think there is any cure for it (even if the prescription is more cowbell). A few weeks ago, I got to do the live concert photography for Oh Land and Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, and ever since then, I’ve been in love. I still love to photograph [...]
I’m a Chatty Cathy – there’s no denying that. So when I get really worked up about something, or find a subject that intrigues me, it’s even more difficult to get me to shut up. Fortunately for me, I have found another Chatty Cathy in Adam Assoian, a concert photographer from New Jersey. Now, I’m [...]
Have you ever had one of those moments where you think to yourself, “I’m trying to be humble and all, but hot damn! I just rocked that! I’m amazing!” Yeah, that just happened to me.
Would you like to work with me one-on-one? Excellent! That’ll be $20,000, please.
Last week, I posted part of an e-mail exchange between Andrew Markowitz and I, discussing aspects about the photography business. It’s been a great conversation, and it sounds like a lot of people have enjoyed the first part of the chat. So I decided that I would grace you all with Part 2 of our [...]
After getting to shoot the opening band, Oh Land, I got to test my settings and see what resulted before I shot the gig that I was brought on to do: Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark. Without looking at how everything appeared on my computer, I could only look down at my viewfinder and scope [...]
The text from Andrew read, “Double booked a shoot and a concert for Thursday. Michael from welovedc is gonna hit ya up.” Really? I get to shoot a concert? Can I call dibs on the model shoot instead? Andrew didn’t seem willing to make that trade. “The band is called OMD,” he immediately followed with [...]
Yesterday, I brought up that Andrew and I had a conversation on a variety of subjects. I wanted to bring up the lack of originality and how nothing is new in the post, but then Andrew starts invading my twitter stream with other things we talked about that night. So, we got the idea to [...]
“Are you kidding me? I thought the concert was TODAY, not TOMORROW!” I was supposed to meet up with Andrew to see Tim Reynolds as he shot the band at State Theater in Falls Church. Well, that was the original plan. However, a little SNAFU meant he and I were catching up and drinking at [...]
As you may recall, Andrew and I had a photography session with Alicia Griffin last Sunday, and the entire time, I was thinking, “this would be great to blog about!” Ok, I was actually thinking, “I must look like an IDIOT!” Nonetheless, I did feel like I should share my experience being on the flip [...]
As you may be aware, I’m a photographer. Or at least, I like to call myself one for S&Gs. I use my camera to create images of things. As most photographers will tell you, we prefer being behind the lens and not in front of it. With the situation being what it is, however, Andrew [...]
[UPDATE: Added link to the set on Flickr, which can be seen here] I’m a nerd. After reading my blog, I’m sure you all are well aware of this fact. So it should come as no surprise when I tell you that the subject of today’s post involves two people who I met through Twitter. [...]
So today is yet another milestone. Write it down, people: February 11th, 2011 = my 100th post. 2/11/11. Holy crapola! And after seeing over 200 hits from Wednesday’s post about one of my faves, Summer Amin, I feel like I’ve got to really step it up today. I should’ve planned this a while ago and [...]
After my friends have seen the movie (500) Days of Summer, the immediately remark, “you are JUST like Tom!” A hopelessly hopeless romantic who believes he will never truly be happy unless he’s found “The One”, eh? Fun. While I will confess that it is one of my all-time favorite movies, it’s not a comparison [...]
A few days ago, I wrote about how I was reflecting on all the shoots I did in the previous year and all of the wonderful clients I met and got to work with. I was trying to figure out who to write about, but I couldn’t think of anyone in particular to write about [...]
I was trying to decide what I should write about today and reminiscing about previous shoots and the days of yore. Shoots gone bad, shoots gone great, and shoots gone everywhere in between. I’ve been staying in touch with a few of the clients I’ve had, following up on how their business is [...]
“To want and to be ambitious, to want to be successful is not enough – that is just desire.” – Kevin Spacey My peers are lost, wandering aimlessly around this city, this planet, desperate for understanding. My generation are confused individuals without a comprehension of what they’re searching for and why. Everywhere I turn in [...]
“Do you REALLY need to be here to get this shot?”, a concerned patron asked me. He made it sound like I was hovering right on top of him as he and his three other friends continued to awkwardly sit in silence and stare at each other. The group of people were weird, but when [...]
I know exactly how it all began, when I had my eureka moment. I was about seven or eight years old, living in the Washington, DC area. My mom has an obsession with the National Gallery, so she would drag my brother and I there frequently, which was my favorite place next to the Air [...]
A subject that comes up a lot in my travels is the technical aspects of my photography. What am I shooting with? What lights, accessories, accouterments did I use to achieve a shot. And each time I answer, to be honest, I feel kind of dumb. I don’t use a lot of items to achieve [...]
Allow me to say something: your photography sucks. Okay, it really doesn’t. I just wanted an excuse to have “RAWR” in my post title.