I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned what I think about taking pictures at concerts. I take more of a photojournalists approach to the art form, preferring to show images that capture the moment as it was. I do not understand the obsession with double exposure shots, vivid editing that changes the colors to appear much brighter than they actually were, or Prisma filters that make your photos look like paintings. I try to edit just enough that everything you need to see is visible. I do like to go black and white sometimes, depending on the lighting, if it helps me bring out more detail.
This year’s photos come from Pitchfork, 80/35, Bottlerock, and a couple indoor venues. I took probably 10,000 pictures in 2016, and I hope to do a lot more next year!
On a personal note: I got laid off from my job a couple weeks ago, so if you see anything here you want a print of, let me know. It would look great in your home, and you’d be giving your old pal some cash so the cats can keep eating decent food.
I didn’t do too many portraits this year, but I like the ones that I did take. Here are a few of them.