Four days at the 31st annual South by Southwest music festival, originally covered for Nashville Scene. I wrote daily recap blog posts and shot photos for the alternative weekly newspaper, which later ran as a full-page print story in the issue following the festival.
It Used To Feel So Good
Just To Be Misunderstood
My first solo gallery show took place on March 4, 2017 at Fort Houston in Nashville, Tennessee. Comprised of photos from DIY venues dating back 2007, the show was both a celebration of Nashville’s independent music and punk scenes, as well as a retrospective of my work documenting local music. As a result of Nashville’s rapid growth, many of the venues depicted don’t exist anymore—in fact, the gallery that hosted this exhibition is itself now a parking lot.
This show ran for the month of March and was the final art show at Fort Houston’s original location.
My mission is to capture the feeling of being at the heart of the action.
All the thrill of being at the front of the stage or the middle of the mosh pit,
Without the danger of being kicked in the head by a crowdsurfer.
Over the past 13 years, I’ve shot more than 800 different bands in venues across America, as well as at major festivals like Bonnaroo, Forecastle, and South by Southwest. From Neil Young to Young Thug, I’ve shot them.
Need promo and press photos for your band? Or album art for your next record? I’ve worked with artists of all genres on portraits, documentary, and posed photos for promotional campaigns and more.
What is a wedding if not a show where you’re the headliner? If you’re looking for a photojournalistic take on wedding photography, where the photos capture the energy and excitement of your big day, drop me a line.
I like to think of myself as a journalist first and a photographer second,
looking through my camera viewfinder with the context of everything around me and not just the
subject in the frame. Take a look at my work in the galleries below.