Thursday, October 28, 2010

Red Bull Music Academy: Decibel Festival

I know this didn't just happen yesterday, but I still wanted to make a post about it... even if it is a couple weeks late. I just got done shooting the Seattle Decibel Festival at Neumos for Red Bull Seattle and thought I'd post a few of my favorite shots from the night.

Yeah, I know music isn't my "normal thing", but who cares?!?! Photography is photography after all. And on top of that, when we step outside of our comfort zone, we sometimes can experience the greatest growth.

That said, not being used to lighting a nightclub for a photoshoot, I was running around Neumos for the first half of the evening like a chicken with my head cut off. Mis-firing poketwizards and an ever changing assortment of strobes and LED lights screwing with my exposure made this a huge challenge. But the challenge made this fun for me. If you walked into every shoot and knew exactly how EVERYTHING was going to go, it'd get boring really quick.

A huge thanks to the folks at Red Bull for giving me the chance to shoot this event. And also, a big shout out to the artists: Schlomo, Teebs, Headhunter, Mount Kimbie, and Modeselektor... what an awesome show... my ears are still ringing.

While I Was Away

I'm usually the biggest advocate for maintaining a blog with constant updates. However, I just looked at my blog the other day and realized that I've been doing a MISERABLE job of maintaining mine. But, in my defense, hopefully you'll all agree that I had a good reason.

That's right, for those of you who didn't get your invite, I just got married to my beautiful bride Karlee at the beginning of the month in Kauai. With all of the logistics of planning a wedding, unfortunately the timely exercise of blogging had to fall by the wayside. But fear not, I'm back in the saddle again. New blog posts are already slated out as I try and catch up with about a months worth of back-logged ideas. Thanks for sticking in there with me. More to come soon.