Concerts

Estelle @ Birchmere

Estelle Performs at the Birchmere in Alexandria, VA

WASHINGTON, DC - February 22nd, 2012 - Grammy award-winning artist Estelle performs at the Birchmere in Alexandria, VA. Her third studio album, All of Me, will be released at the end of the month. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post) (Kyle Gustafson/FTWP)

One of my first assignments for the Post back in 2009 was shooting Estelle at the 9:30 Club, so obviously I was very excited to get the chance to shoot here again last week at the Birchmere. I adore Estelle, she oozes talent and puts on a great show. I’ve been listening to her new song with Janelle Monae quite a bit. I think we all know how I feel about Ms. Monae.

WASHINGTON, DC - February 22nd, 2012 - Grammy award-winning artist Estelle performs at the Birchmere in Alexandria, VA. Her third studio album, All of Me, will be released at the end of the month. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post) (Kyle Gustafson/FTWP)

WASHINGTON, DC - February 22nd, 2012 - Grammy award-winning artist Estelle performs at the Birchmere in Alexandria, VA. Her third studio album, All of Me, will be released at the end of the month. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post) (Kyle Gustafson/FTWP)

This was a typical shoot at the Birchmere. I started in the back by the soundboard and then worked around the sides of the room a bit before venturing up front to try and steal a few frames there without bothering the seated crowd too much. Estelle was in fine form and I expect her to come back and play a larger venue once her new album is out.

WASHINGTON, DC - February 22nd, 2012 - Grammy award-winning artist Estelle performs at the Birchmere in Alexandria, VA. Her third studio album, All of Me, will be released at the end of the month. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post) (Kyle Gustafson/FTWP)

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Estelle @ Birchmere – Images by Kyle Gustafson

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