Concerts Warner Theater

Kirk Franklin @ Warner Theatre

This was, without a doubt, the most turnt crowd I have seen this year. Yes, even more than this show. I certainly was not expecting a crowd of churchgoing Baby Boomers to get up and shake their moneymakers, but that’s exactly what happened. Kirk Franklin came onstage and just went to town. It was amazing. I had no idea what to expect from this show, but I certainly wasn’t expecting to be so thoroughly entertained. It was very eye-opening to see…

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Concerts Fillmore Silver Spring

Future @ Fillmore Silver Spring

This gig was so much fun to shoot. There was a palpable energy in the venue before Future took the stage and then he blew the roof off when he finally made his appearance. And get this, he went on early!! That never happens at a hip-hop show. Because of this, Future is officially my favorite rapper (for now). Lights for this show were very LED heavy, leaning hard on purples, oranges and pinks.  I was really impressed with Future’s…

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Arenas & Sheds Concerts Verizon Center

Bruce Springsteen @ Verizon Center

Apologies for the (very) slow start to 2016 on this here internet space. To say 2016 has gotten off to a rough start for me would be an understatement, but that’s a blog post for another time. The good news is I’m back and I’m excited to share some new work with everyone. First up is this Springsteen concert from January at the Verizon center here in Washington, D.C. I’ve shot Springsteen 4 or 5 times at this point, and while it’s…

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Concerts Uncategorized

Best Concert Photos of 2015

Best Concert Photos of 2015

Another year is in the books and it’s time to reflect and prepare for 2016, which will be my 10th (!!!!) year of concert photography. 2015 was another great year, I was very happy to be able to shoot quite a few of my favorite bands, including Noel Gallagher, RIDE, Morrissey, Luna, My Morning Jacket and The Strokes. I also expanded (and diversified) my client base by becoming a wire photographer for ZUMA Press and Corbis and covering local shows for WAMU.…

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Concerts Verizon Center

2015 Jingle Ball

The annual Jingle Ball is always a fun but hectic night. 8-10 acts doing short sets with very little turn around time, plus red carpet duties. The star power was down this year from previous years – Nick Jonas skipped our date for some reason which meant there were a lot of YouTube phenoms in the lineup – but I did get to see Tove Lo for the third time this year so that’s a plus. She was her usual amazing…

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Concerts U Street Music Hall

Vince Staples @ U Street Music Hall

Pretty much every year end list for 2015 has Summertime ’06, the debut album by Long Beach, CA rapper Vince Staples somewhere near the top and after his performance at U Street Music Hall it was easy to see why. Hew as cool, calm and collected on stage, prowling left and right and had the crowd eating up his every move. There was even a photo pit! A first for me at U Street Music Hall. SEE ALL THE PHOTOS:…

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Concerts Lincoln Theatre

Joanna Newsom @ Lincoln Theatre

This was a tough gig to shoot. A two song shooting limit at a seated theatre with a stationary performer meant very limited options as far as sightless and shooting angles. To top it off, Newsom went to the piano at the back of the stage for the second song, so she was hidden by stage gear for a third of our allowed shooting time. The quietness of her show is also limiting. I shot on quiet mode but there’s always someone…

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Concerts DAR Constitution Hall

Roger Waters @ DAR

What do you get when you put Roger Waters, Billy Corgan and Tom Morello on stage with a bunch of wounded war veterans? An incredible memorable gig and a very emotional night. This was a very special gig and I was go glad I was able to be in the room covering it. Every year Music Heals puts on a benefit concert for MusiCorps, an organization that uses music therapy to help veterans recovering from wounds sustained in the line of…

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