Concert Photography

Joseph Arthur @ The Troubadour - 6/10/2014

The recordings of Joseph Arthur are truly heartfelt in the way they are performed. Soft and calm but filled with lots of emotion which lends to the powerful songwriting to really shine through to the listener. 

Live, on the other hand. These songs come at you full force with wailing guitar solos, flailing body parts, and lots of sweat.  One is no better than the other, in fact, I kind of like it this way.

The intensity that comes with Joseph Arthur in the live setting will put goosebumps up your spine.  It’s an awesome feeling.

Throw in the fact that he did a live painting in between the encore and painted the body parts of his bandmates and well, ladies and gentlemen, you have one hell of a fucking show.  One of the best of the year for me out of 40+ so far in 2014.  This show was a very nice balance of his originals as well as supporting his newly released Lou Reed tribute album “Lou”.  All in all, what an engaging experience.

Buy his music HERE.

NOBUNNY, Shannon & The Clams, Hunx & His Punx @ The Echoplex - 3/20/2014

This post is primarily going to be focused around the NOBUNNY shots that I took at this show.  His animated dance moves and ridiculous wardrobe choices make for the most perfect subject matter to shoot.  I had a ton of fun at this show too, all three of these bands are insanely talented and a must see for you Punk/Rock-N-Roll/Pop lovers out there.

These were the best of best from that night of craziness and I'm super stoked how these photos turned out.

NOBUNNY

Shannon & The Clams

Hunx & His Punx

Jungle @ The Echo - 3/17/2014

First LA appearance for this awesome funk and soul filled band out of the UK.  When I first heard Jungle's debut EP "The Heat" about 6 or so months ago I wasn't even sure if this was an actual band.  It sort of had that sound like it could have been produced in someone's bedroom on an MPC, full of samples or self recorded instrumentation.  Adding to the mystery is the lack of information about the band or people behind it out on the interwebs, not to mention the cover of the EP being two black men lounging back on a couch decked out in full matching Adidas jumpsuits so you can only really assume that this must be the band.  What's the point of all this?  I'm not really sure, and honestly I don't really care.

To my pleasant surprise and delight, they ended up being a full 5-piece band with the two main front-men (worth mentioning that they are white) as well as the back-up vocalist that you hear in the recordings, live and in person.  This show is definitely near the top of the list so far this year.  Amazing performance, can't wait to see them again and to hear a full length from this band.