Saturday, February 20, 2010

Grainy Black and White

I've been shooting a lot of shows lately, especially in smokey, dimly lit venues, and I've found that I really like the photos better in black and white. I've also found that I enjoy shooting backstage more than the actual performances themselves. I have a lot of favorites from the past few shows, here's a bunch of them: (click on a photo to see it larger, these little thumbnails don't really do them justice)

Evan Donohue at Mercy Lounge

The Westbound Rangers at The Station Inn

Evan Donohue at Melrose


Sunday, February 14, 2010

Listen to Swing States

So I recently did a shoot with one of my good friends, Mr. Ryan Ellis of Swing States. He put together a little Valentine's Day "Love Basket" including a couple fantastic songs and the concept photos I took of him. Here are the photos, now go download the songs!!!


"Leave Me Alone"

Happy Valentine's Day

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Senior Recitals

One of the greatest aspects of attending a music school is getting to shoot so many of my talented friends. Hopefully they'll all become mega-famous and I can ride into wealth and fortune on their coattails. Kidding, of course. I mean, unless it happens, then I'm serious. Anyway, around this time of year all of the senior recitals begin taking place, I've been given the opportunity to work on a few different posters for friends' recitals. Here are a couple of my favorite poster/images.

Monday, February 1, 2010


Nashville has received quite a bit of snow recently, 6-10 inches to be exact. Because we hardly see this much snow in these parts, it sort of felt like the entire city was on vacation for a few days; people were staying off the roads, there were throngs of folks at the park sledding and such, and everyone was just having a great time and enjoying their community. Well, apparently snow also brings photographers together as my good photo friends Andrew and Jenilee and I got together a few times to take advantage of the rare scenery. (My new profile photo was taken by Jenilee, thanks Jenilee!)

The Villa guys.

I dragged Jenilee's roommate Melissa into a few shots.

Mark looking dapper as always.

Rachel couldn't decide how she felt about the snow...