2010, my my my how busy you've been!

Man! 2010 has been extremely busy and productive for my photography.  I've had the good fortune to shoot some really big names in music (read: INTERPOL, Florence + The Machine, The Melvins, Sleigh Bells, Mark Ronson... the list goes on) and I've been a part of some amazing events too (Vice / Intel's Creator's Project Launch in NYC, ReadySetDC's epic Fashion Show, numerous house parties at my place, an album cover shoot for Weekender Music/Bob Marlow, Bluebrain's Boombox Walk, an adorable baby photoshoot...).

It's no wonder I haven't been posting so much!

Here are a couple of my favorite images from the past several months. Stay tuned for deeper looks at some of the events mentioned above and all the cool stuff to come.  I'm always looking to expand my photography horizons, so if there's a creative, interesting event that needs some photos please get in contact with me.




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The Family Hemerlein at Asylum -- 30Dec09

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2009 whizzed by to a phenomenal end, where I got to expend some creative energy at The Family Hemerlein show at Asylum.  As I've said before, Matthew Hemerlein is an incredible musician, who truly knows how to perform and puts his own beautiful perspective on popular music (his Radiohead covers give me chills).  Not only does he know how to play countless instruments, he's also quite the curator!  The Family Hemerlein was an amazing melding of music and comedy, which certainly isn't seen much in stuff old DC.  The night held two sets, which had their up's and down's and featured comedy segements from Seaton Smith (who gets my rousing endorsement as my favorite comedian ever) and Hampton Yount (another brilliant DC comic), plus music from Bird Lips and of course Mr. Hemerlein himself.  Check out the photos... and do yourself a favor, get on this gravy train the next time it takes off.  You won't regret it!

Hampton Yount:

  


Bird Lips:

 
 

Seaton Smith:
 



Matthew Hemerlein:


 
 

Post-Show Antics:



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Free Energy energizes DC9!


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This Thanksgiving Break I had quite a lot to be thankful for... aside very fortunate tidings of good health, great friends and a loving family... I got to cover Free Energy at DC9!  This is the second time I've shot the energetic (ha!) Philly band who's totally taken DFA records by storm.  Listen to their tunes here, and browse through the photos below.  It really is a pleasure shooting Free Energy... time and time again they entertain not only with their infectious music, but with the sheer sights of the show.  Love them.  Love shooting them.  Can't wait for opportunity #3.


 


 
  










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Hello, Babies -- 01Dec09

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I'm incredibly fortunate to be able to combine my passions (photography, music) into a rather exciting second career.  The bonus comes when I can help out friends as a part of this.  Needless to say when my friend Alec's band -- Hello, Babies -- was doing a set at Asylum, naturally I couldn't resist bringing my camera.  The beauty of shooting "off-duty" is the ability to enjoy the atmosphere fully and discern when and where I can grab the right shots.  And let's be real, I can also engage in a higher level of alcohol consumption...  So enjoy the following shots, all taken by Jameson-loaded hands.  It's too bad Alec doesn't perform on the regular anymore, the show was definitely worth attending (not to mention the first shot is so good it is totally be album cover-worthy... all thanks to my favorite jacket.) 


 
 
 
 

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