Music.Defined. Best Photos Of 2016

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.

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Hutch Harris of The Thermals at Lincoln Hall

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Porches at Bottom Lounge

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Josh Ritter at The Riviera Theatre

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The Karma Killers at Subterranean

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The Darkness at House Of Blues

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The Joy Formidable at Bottlerock

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Nikki Lane at Do Division Fest

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Wingtips at Lincoln Hall

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Nas at 80/35

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Colin Meloy of The Decemberists at 80/35

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Ismael Butterfly of Digable Planets at Pitchfork

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Jehnny Beth of Savages at Pitchfork

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Dev Hynes of Blood Orange at Pitchfork

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Matt Hitt of Drowners at Schubas

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Kele Okereke of Bloc Party at House Of Blues

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James Felice of The Felice Brothers at Schubas

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Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band at Lincoln Hall

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Brian Fallon at House Of Blues

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RavenEye at House Of Blues
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    FKA Twigs at Pitchfork

     

    PORTRAIT CATEGORY

I didn’t do too many portraits this year, but I like the ones that I did take. Here are a few of them.

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Ravyn Lenae
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The Felice Brothers

 

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MarKaus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Twins

 

 

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