Imogen Heap performs at House of Blues in Orlando, Florida on June 1, 2010
This was a fun, but challenging, show to shoot. The difficult thing about this particular House of Blues is that the stage is right around (if not a little more than) six feet high. This means you’re basically shooting up the artists’ noses all night, which tends to not be the most flattering angle.
But I was able to shoot across the stage (by standing on the right side of the pit and shooting the left side of the stage, and vice versa) to try and get slightly more flattering angles.
97X Backyard BBQ
Aswan North of Paper Tongues performs at 97X Backyard BBQ at Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg, Florida
I had a ton of fun shooting this event. I was drawn in by the fact that NEEDTOBREATHE was playing (currently one of my favorite bands), but was then blown away at how great the other bands were as well. I hadn’t really heard of the other acts before going, but I came away with a couple of new favorite bands.
American Bang, NEEDTOBREATHE, Paper Tongues, Crash Kings, and Flobots after the jump!
Black & White - When and Why?
Brian Medlin of Person L performs at State Theatre in St. Petersburg on April 8, 2010
I was visiting with my college photo professor recently, and he was looking through some of my recent work.
The image above came up, and he asked, “Why’d you go black and white with this one?”
OK Go, Earl Greyhound, & Robert Francis
Crowbar - Tampa, Florida - May 14, 2010
This was a show I was excited to go see, and especially to shoot. OK Go are known for their unique music videos, so I was hoping for a cool and unique show. While not quite as elaborate as their videos, they still put on a good show and everyone had a great night.
The biggest surprise for me was that they played at such a small venue. I would’ve expected them to be at The Ritz or State Theatre, but this worked well enough.
Lots of images in this post…