A Room Full of Emptiness

A Room Full of Emptiness

On Monday, May 17th, I hit I-75 on the northbound route into Detroit. I was nervous for the whole trip to the Fox Theatre that evening. Probably the most nervous I have ever been to photograph an individual artist or band in my entire concert photography career.

On Monday, May 17th, I was doing photography work for one of the biggest rock bands in the world, Soundgarden, as well as their polarizing and, already, legendary lead singer, Chris Cornell.

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20 photos from 2016

2016 was a big year for me when it came to photography. I've only been doing the camera thing for almost two years, and I believe that 2016 was the year that I started to come into my own when it came to taking images.

I started the year exclusively taking photos of sports. I worked for schools like Eastern Michigan University, the University of Michigan, University of Detroit Mercy and Oakland University; taking photos of mostly soccer matches.

Then I created For the Love of Futbol which covered semi-professional soccer clubs playing in the NPSL throughout Detroit/Ann Arbor in the summer. A lot of travel and a lot of connections with amazing people made the immense workload bearable, and plenty of great photos came out of the summer.

Having had a deep connection with bands and music as I have grown up, I decided to move into music photography in the latter half of the year. It was very difficult at first, and it's completely different than shooting sports, but its grown into a new passion that I'm going to continue working on and building.

Not to mention I get to photograph some bands I grew up loving, as well as some awesome people.

That being said, I present my favorite photos from 2016 that I have taken.

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