Its always a good day when musician Bryson Storey asks me to take his photo. I was honored last year when he asked me to shoot the images for his debut album, "Bellwood Road". That was a great photo shoot and taught me a lot about album photography. I was excited when he asked me to create the images for his next album and new website.
This time I wanted to take my images of Bryson to the next level. I spent hours pouring over classic album art and images from the great country and southern rock artists of the past. I also looked back over my extensive library of unique locations throughout the Wiregrass that would most accurately capture the flavor of Bryson's music and the spirit of his Wiregrass roots.
I was pleased with how the images turned out, and excited when Bryson picked the ones he wanted for the album. Please click on the images or here to visit Bryson Storey Music's website, Facebook and Spotify. Support local music!
A short-notice opportunity popped up this week. I was asked to take the official photos for the country music legend Vince Gill concert in Dothan, Alabama. It was a great musical event, and a challenging one as a photographer. If you've followed me, you know music photography is a passion of mine. This was a challenging venue. Fortunately, I had the right gear and it ended up working out great.
Vince Gill sounds as great as ever, and it was an amazing show. Its an experience I not to be missed. As a bonus, he has a star in her own right in his band, Wendy Moten. She was a finalist in 2021's "The Voice" and is an incredible singer.
Please enjoy the images. Thanks to Sarah and Adam at Six String Southern Productions for the opportunity to capture the show.
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As promised, here's my shots of the L.A. band "Temple Monarc" from their October 2nd appearance at Harlow's in Ozark, Alabama. However, I wasn't the only photographer there that night. My friend Savanna Kirkland of Embrace Photography was also there. As the wife of "MidLife Crisis" bassist Ken Kirkland, Savannah is keyed in to the local music scene. She takes some incredible photos, and I was excited when she agreed to let me post her images from that night. Here's a little about Savanna and Embrace Photography in her own words:
"My name is Savanna and I started Embrace Photography because of my love to catch the "moments" of live action photography. I specialize in live music performances by showcasing the musicians energy and love of their craft. My goal is to capture the musicians emotion that allows my audience to feel that they were a part of the performance through my photos."
The slideshow intersperses Savanna's and my photography to give the viewer some idea of the great show and energy on stage that night. Thanks to Live at Harlow's for letting us take photos. Located in downtown Ozark, Harlow's does an amazing service by bringing great music to the Wiregrass, including acts from across the region and US. Please check them out and support local music! Please visit Temple Monarc's Facebook as well and check out their great music.
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I love rock and roll photography. It's addictive, a serious rush, especially when the band knows how to put on a show. Last weekend at Harlow's in downtown Ozark , Alabama, the band "Midlife Crisis" put on a great show.
I liken live performance photography, most notably high energy music like rock, to a high intensity workout. It builds one's skills and quickly highlights a photographer's weaknesses. The floor is crowded with people who want to see the show, not a photographer's back. If you can keep up with fast moving band in a dark venue with constantly changing light conditions, those skills readily translate to other subjects in challenging conditions.
I try to come out of every live performance session with a list of lessons-learned to carry to my next session, whatever the subject may be. Sometimes, if the band is really good, I find myself pulsing to the harmony, my Canon's shutter clicking to the beat. It's a great feeling capturing photons in sync with the rhythm. Last Saturday was exactly like that. Here's some of my favorite shots from Midlife Crisis, Live at Harlow's on 2 October, 2021.
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