It’s been one hell of a year for me in regards to concert photography. Five years in and I’m still completely obsessed with getting the perfect shot. I’ve come a long way in regards to my photography skills but I’ve also struggled from a creative standpoint. Just as with my day job in tech marketing whereI try to combine classic elements of marketing with a modern digital forward thinking approach, I try to do the same with photography. There’s so much one can learn when it comes to settings, composure, lighting, and experimentation, but many times you need a bit of luck as well.
I’ve photographed close to 100 bands all across the world in 2016, here are my favorite shots from the past twelve months.
My Top 15
Tool at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium – San Francisco
The Damned at the 02 Brixton Academy – London, UK
Warrior Soul at the Barfly – London, UK
Death Angel at Jacob’s Pavillion – Cleveland, OH
Yak at the Alexandra Palace – London, UK
Foals at the Observatory – San Diego, CA
Metallica at AT&T Park – San Francisco, CA
Hey! Hello! at the O2 Forum Kentish Town, UK
Behemoth at the Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
Sebastian Bach on the Monsters of Rock Cruise 2016
Feeder at the Roundhouse, UK
Anthrax at Jacob’s Pavilion – Cleveland, OH
Cheap Trick at the Cleveland Convention Center – Cleveland, OH
AC/DC with Axl Rose – Cleveland OH
Ace Frehley at BB Kings – New York, NY
and here are the rest of the best, or the best of the rest….