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. Read More
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. Read More